The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital.

The program offers an all-inclusive six-week program that provides housing, transportation, meals and a $500 weekly stipend.

Please note that the dates for this program begin in early June of each year; if accepted, you may need to make arrangements regarding your Spring Term final exams and papers, as Carleton’s exam period runs into early June.


  • Sophomores (“Rising Juniors”)
  • U.S. Citizens.
  • GPA 3.4+

The application deadline falls in January of each year.