Summer Enrichment Program Application

Application Requirements

The online Summer Enrichment Program application will open in late October 2019 and close on February 4, 2020. Changes can be made during this period. The application will be automatically submitted at 11:59pm EST on February 4, 2020. An 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.  The transcript must include spring 2019 course enrollment to verify full-time student status.
  • 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
    • 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 (Word version)
    • Once an applicant has added recommenders’ contacts to the application form, an automatic email will be sent to each recommender. It may take a few hours for the email to be sent to the recommender. Recommenders should check their spam folders if they’ve not received a notification.
      * Note: Students must first save the “Personal Profile” page of their application before they can save the recommendation section of the application. Applicants can return to their application at any time before the deadline to update any portion of their application.
  • 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.

We strongly encourage applicants to review our technical assistance webinar that details each section of the application and what applicants can expect.

If you applied to the program and would like to access your application, you can log in here.

Selection Process

A panel of individuals with experience in foreign affairs and academia evaluates candidates’ applications. The Rangel Programs will strive to complete the selection process and make offers by the end of March 2020. Applicants will be notified of the results by email soon thereafter.