The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. The all-inclusive six week program provides housing, transportation, meals, and a $3000 stipend.

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader. In that spirit, these leadership lessons are taught within a framework emphasizing the inspirational leadership model of George Washington. Each week students meet with some of the nation’s top leaders, engage with the other Fellows on leadership styles and skills, and collaborate with their assigned mentor on their individual capstone projects.

A highlight of the Leadership Fellows experience is learning how to take a personal passion and turn it into a blueprint for action in the form of a Capstone Project. Leadership Fellows spend some of their time working on their individual capstones while at Mount Vernon, culminating in a final presentation at the conclusion of the program.


Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Currently enrolled college sophomore in good standing
  • Proven leadership ability and involvement
  • All majors welcome
  • Demonstrated interest in proposed capstone project
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Current U.S. Citizen

Deadline: TBD

Program Dates: The Mt. Vernon Program is on hiatus for Summer 2022.

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