Summer Enrichment Program Application

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

  • An impact statement (in 350 words or less) that explains the applicant’s commitment to sharing the experiences and learnings gained through the program with others in their community.

  • A statement (in 400 words or less) from the applicant that discusses their need for financial assistance to participate in the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program, including an explanation of:

    • The extent of your financial need for your undergraduate education 
    • How you finance your undergraduate education 
    • Any Scholarships, Fellowships, Loans or other sources of funding your undergraduate education  
    • Applicants must also answer financial questions in the application related to their parents’/guardians’ income and employment.  

  • Transcript(s) from all colleges or universities that the applicant has attended with grades, GPAs, and coursework. Official transcripts are best, however, applicants may also submit unofficial transcript copies, permitted they include the applicant's full name. Applicants must include transcripts from institutions where they received more than 6 credits, even if the grades appear on their home transcript. Transcripts are not required for dual enrollment, AP, or IB credits.

  • Proof of full-time registration for Spring 2024, including (choose ONE):

    • An unofficial or official transcript that shows courses listed for Spring 2024
    • Screenshots or PDF files from applicant’s student portal that show courses registered for Spring 2024
    • For study abroad programs, enclose a copy of the award/acceptance letter

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship, including (choose one)

    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of U.S. citizenship
    • U.S. passport
    • Social Security cards and driver’s licenses are not accepted for proof of citizenship.
      * Note: If applicants submit a birth certificate, they will need to send the program a hard copy of a notarized birth certificate before their final acceptance, if selected. 

  • Two letters of recommendation

    • One from faculty member
    • 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.
    • In the application, applicants will be prompted to input their recommender's contact information. Once a request for a letter of recommendation is initiated, recommenders will receive an email from the application system with a unique link to submit letters electronically. Please note this unique link will expire after two weeks of inactivity. 
      • 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.
    • Below is a copy of the recommendation letter for reference only.
    • Applicants can submit their application as final before recommenders have uploaded their letters.

  • A financial aid statement from the applicant's university for the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • 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.

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 spring 2024. Applicants will be notified of the results by email soon thereafter and are advised to monitor their spam and junk folders for notifications.