Student Delegates

Outstanding 10th and 11th grade students are nominated by educators and the program to attend the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment and serve as a National Youth Delegate based on strong academic performance, a demonstrated interest in the environment, conservation and sustainability fields, and with the desire to explore careers in the fields of environmental science, conservation, policy, law and engineering.

There are a limited number of partial, need-based scholarships available for qualified National Youth Delegates. Scholarship applicants must submit a High School transcript, must demonstrate extreme financial need, and all applicants will be required to submit a copy of the most recent 1040 Federal Income Tax Form from the individual who claimed them as a dependent. Scholarship amounts are $500, $1000, and $1500, and are applied as partial tuition waivers. No full scholarships are available for the conference.

Click here to access a free fundraising guide for a list of suggested ways to raise funds for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Accepting Your Nomination

Step 1: Click here or on the “Register Now” button, and use the access code in the letter or e-mail you received.

Step 2: Provide the requested information and pay the deposit of $250 by the priority deadline of December 16, 2016 to secure your space in the Summit.

Step 3: Review our Fundraising Guide to learn about opportunities to raise money to attend the Summit.

Step 4: Students wishing to apply for scholarships should e-mail wyse@gmu.edu or fax (703) 993-2631 with the following:

  • Unofficial copy of high school transcript
  • Most recent 1040 federal income tax form
  • Statement on why the student would like to attend WJMC, including why he/she is deserving of a scholarship

The deadline for the 2017 Scholarship Application is December 9, 2016. Notification of scholarship awards will be sent out by December 16, 2016 via e-mail.

Students who receive a scholarship are guaranteed a space at WYSE 2017.

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