Outstanding 10th and 11th grade students are nominated by educators and invited by the program to attend the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment and serve as National Youth Delegates 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. We are unable to offer full scholarships 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 Invitation
Step 1: WYSE 2020 registration page is coming soon.
Step 2: Provide the requested information and pay the first monthly payment by the priority deadline of December 13, 2019 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: *Please note, the deadline for scholarships has passed and all scholarships for WYSE 2020 have been awarded.
Students wishing to apply for scholarships should upload the following information by using our online form:
- Unofficial copy of high school transcript
- Most recent 1040 federal income tax form
- Statement on why the student would like to attend WYSE, including why he/she is deserving of a scholarship
If you cannot upload the documents for any reason, please fax them to (703) 993-2631.
The deadline for the 2020 Scholarship Application has passed. Notification of scholarship awards were sent out December 12, 2019 via email.
Students who receive a scholarship are guaranteed a space at WYSE 2020.