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Summer Enrichment Program - Application Requirements
Applicants prepare their Summer Enrichment Program applications on line. The online application will open on October 16, 2016 and close on February 2, 2017. They can make any changes during this period. The application will be automatically submitted at 11:59pm EST on February 2, 2017. However, the application cannot be re-accessed after it closes so applicants should ensure that they submit all items on time.   Applicants may want to have copies of their resumes handy to help them fill in the background section. 

A complete online application includes the following:

  • Completed sections with background information on the applicant, including work and volunteer experiences, international experiences and honors and awards.
  • An interest statement (in 500 words or less) that explains the applicant's interest in international affairs and how this program will assist him/her in pursuing this interest
  • Uploaded documents, including the following: (Note: Word or PDF documents are acceptable. If you do not have PDF conversion software on your computer, please check free online services. Please ensure scanned copies can be easily read.)
  • Transcript(s) from all colleges or universities that the applicant has attended. An official transcript is best; a student copy is acceptable if it is in the format of an official transcript.  (Note: College-issued transcripts are the easiest to read.)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship, including (choose one)
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of U.S. citizenship
    • U.S. passport
      * Note: If you use a birth certificate, please note that if you are selected, you will need to send us a hard copy of a notarized birth certificate before your final acceptance. Those using passports or certificates of citizenship will have to bring originals to show at the start of the program.

*Note: Social Security cards and driver's licenses are not proof of citizenship and will not be sufficient.

  • Three letters of recommendation (Note: In the online application, please identify three recommenders to submit letters electronically. The recommendation letter is attached below for your reference only.)
    • Two from faculty members
    • One from a community leader who can comment on the applicant's non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential as an emerging professional. 
    • **Additional recommendation letters will not be considered.
    •  Note: In the online application, applicants will identify recommenders, who will be contacted by the program and asked to submit letters electronically. Below is a copy of the recommendation letter for your reference only.
      1. Recommendation Form
  • Note: If selected as a Rangel Scholar, applicants will be required to send official transcripts, forms to register for university courses (provided by the Rangel Program), a medical form with immunization information (provided by the Rangel Program), and other required documents. 

Received by February 2, 2017




Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program . 2218 6th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20059
Tel: (202) 806-4367 or (877) 633-0002 . Fax: (202) 806-5424 .