COE offers opportunities for low-income, first-generation students to gain experience working on Capitol Hill, studying abroad, and more.
NATIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONGRESS
34th Annual National Student Leadership Conference at American University in Washington, D.C., June 10-15
COE invites applications for the 34th annual National Student Leadership Congress (NSLC). TRIO pre-college youth from across the United States and U. S. territories gather in Washington, D.C. to work together to find innovative solutions to today’s societal issues. NSLC is an intensive six-day leadership experience hosted on the campus of American University. Highlights of the event include a Mock Congress competition, diversity and inclusion training, interactive learning labs, college and career exploration, Washington, D.C. landmarks and museum tours, and a day on Capitol Hill! Students must apply before midnight ET on Wednesday, March 1.
KEITH SHERIN GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAM
Spend the first week getting to know your host country before studying at The Hague Summer School
COE will select twenty TRIO Student Support Services and McNair participants and two group leaders for the 2023 Keith Sherin Global Leaders Program in The Hague, Netherlands, from June 23 to July 15, 2023. Students get the opportunity to study diversity and opportunity as well as global sustainability and social justice in the city of international peace and justice. The total program fee is $2,300 and the application is due with a $250 refundable deposit by February 15, 2023.
Spend the first week getting to know your host country! You’ll be learning about the Netherlands’ social and educational context, specifically focusing on higher education and cultural diversity in theory and practice. Then for the next two weeks, you’ll study at The Hague Summer School, a cutting-edge modular set of courses based on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
2023 BOOK CLUB SELECTION
“Finding Me: A Memoir” by Viola Davis
This year’s book selection is Finding Me, a memoir written by award-winning actress and Upward Bound alumna Viola Davis. As part of her story, she speaks about educational opportunity programs’ role in her early life. She credits the TRIO programs with shaping her aspirations and giving her “a way out” of the abject poverty of her childhood.
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