Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs

Tuition & Payment Options

All inclusive tuition

Materials, housing, meals, transportation for scheduled program experiences, program activities and social events are included

Fundraising

LIYDP staff can assist student fundraising efforts with ideas, sample letters, planning and more.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for program participants based on financial need, scholastic leadership, and personal achievements

Payment plans

Payment plans are available without deposit or installment fees

Tuition

Tuition for our program is all-inclusive. Student materials, housing, meals, transportation for scheduled program experiences, program activities and social events are included in the tuition. All students are responsible for arranging travel accommodations to and from the program site at the start and end of the program. We are able to provide transportation to and from the program site for an additional $30 each way. This includes pickup and drop off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (IAD, DCA, and BWI) and Penn Station.  We also recommend for students to bring personal spending money for incidentals.

Location Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.
Tuition For 7 Days $2750*
Room & Board Included
Transportation and Entrance into Embassies/Activities* Included
ACT/SAT Prep Included
Scholarship Search Assistance Included
Lectures, Mentor Sessions, Workshops Included
Program and Admissions Curriculum/Materials Included
5 College Essay Reviews/Edits Included
3 Scholarship Essay Reviews/Edits Included

*Transportation to and from the program site is not included; however, arrangements can be made for our staff to pick up students at all major Washington D.C. airports and Penn Station for an additional charge of $60.

Tuition for our program is all-inclusive. Student materials, housing, meals, transportation for scheduled program experiences, program activities and social events are included in the tuition. All students are responsible for arranging travel accommodations to and from the program site at the start and end of the program. We are able to provide transportation to and from the program site for an additional $30 each way. This includes pickup and drop off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (IAD, DCA, and BWI) and Penn Station.  We also recommend for students to bring personal spending money for incidentals.

Location Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.
Tuition For 7 Days $2750*
Room & Board Included
Transportation and Entrance into Embassies/Activities* Included
ACT/SAT Prep Included
Scholarship Search Assistance Included
Lectures, Mentor Sessions, Workshops Included
Program and Admissions Curriculum/Materials Included
5 College Essay Reviews/Edits Included
3 Scholarship Essay Reviews/Edits Included

*Transportation to and from the program site is not included; however, arrangements can be made for our staff to pick up students at all major Washington D.C. airports and Penn Station for an additional charge of $60.

Tuition for our program is all-inclusive. Student materials, housing, meals, transportation for scheduled program experiences, program activities and social events are included in the tuition. All students are responsible for arranging travel accommodations to and from the program site at the start and end of the program. We are able to provide transportation to and from the program site for an additional $30 each way. This includes pickup and drop off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (IAD, DCA, and BWI) and Penn Station.  We also recommend for students to bring personal spending money for incidentals.

Location Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.
Tuition For 7 Days $2750*
Room & Board Included
Transportation and Entrance into Embassies/Activities* Included
ACT/SAT Prep Included
Scholarship Search Assistance Included
Lectures, Mentor Sessions, Workshops Included
Program and Admissions Curriculum/Materials Included
5 College Essay Reviews/Edits Included
3 Scholarship Essay Reviews/Edits Included

*Transportation to and from the program site is not included; however, arrangements can be made for our staff to pick up students at all major Washington D.C. airports and Penn Station for an additional charge of $60.

You may pay the full tuition amount at the time of registration. If you prefer to schedule a payment plan for tuition, a minimum $500 down payment is required to hold your place for the conference. Payment plans are available and we are happy to work with applicants in advance to create a plan.

Typically, payments are the total cost of tuition (minus the down payment) divided by the number of months left before the conference. For example, if the cost is $2750, and you place your $500 down payment six months in advance, that would leave you with five monthly payments of $450. Failure to pay for the program in full by the first Friday of the final month will result in the loss of your spot in the program. After that, all standard cancellation fees apply.

Sample Payment plans:
Payment Plan Deposit* Payments**
3 Months $500 Two Payments of $1125 each 
6 Months $500 Five Payments of $450
9 Months $500 Eight Payments of $281.25

*We do not charge deposit or installment fees.

**Once the initial deposit of $500 is completed, the student will have access to one year of TestRocker SAT or ACT training and Scholarship Assistance through Scholly within 24 hours. Any additional payments made afterward can be refunded in full if the student cancels on or before May 31, 2018. Cancellations made on or after June 1, 2018, will be refunded all but $1000 to cover deposits made for program participation.

Fundraising

While Leadership Initiatives would like to meet the financial needs of all students, the large volume of scholarship applicants combined with limited funding provided by sponsors, means that not all students will receive scholarships. Leadership Initiatives staff is available to help create a fundraising plan which can help make any of our programs an affordable experience for all applicants. You can find more information about Leadership Initiatives’ fundraising options including ideas, sample letters, a planning worksheet and more in our Fundraising Guide. Students can also take advantage of online fundraising tools such as GoFundMe, Wishbone, or EFundraising.

In addition to raising money, fundraising gives students the chance to develop planning, organizational, communication and leadership skills. Be sure to contact our Office of Admissions to let us know you will be fundraising. Once you have raised enough funds to cover your deposit of $500, please promptly notify the Office of Admissions or enroll to secure your space in the program here.

If you need any assistance, please contact one of our Admissions Advisers at (202) 738-1115 or by email at fundraising@lichange.org.

gofundme

GoFundMe allows you to create a personal fundraising site specifically for your tuition needs, so that you may invite others to play a direct part in your Leadership Initiatives story. Your friends, family, neighbors, schoolmates and acquaintances will be eager to support your goals and celebrate your successes when you give them the chance to be a personal part of your journey. GoFundMe removes the physical barriers traditionally associated with receiving financial support from the people in our lives.

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Wishbone

Wishbone is a non-profit that gives students the chance to pursue their passions. Through crowdfunding and sponsorships, students can attend life-changing summer programs. Wishbone provides the tools students need to find, apply to, and fund their summer experiences.

Each student teams up with an Advocate (a teacher or mentor) and together they use Wishbone’s robust fundraising toolkit to raise funds for program tuition. Wishbone currently serves low-income high school students from New York City, the SF Bay Area, Connecticut, and Los Angeles.

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*Leadership Initiatives is not affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies. Any use of these websites is at the discretion of the customer. If you have any questions, you must contact the company directly.

eFundraising

Some of our students choose to go the traditional fundraising route of selling products to family, friends, and neighbors. Leadership Initiatives has teamed with eFundraising to provide you with resources for fundraising campaigns that are low in cost, but high in impact. The most popular fundraisers include cookie dough packages, scratch-card coupon books and candy bar variety packs. eFundraising has everything you need to launch a successful sales campaign.

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Scholarship Opportunities

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Scholarship Purpose

The 2017 Empowering Women Scholarship’s purpose is to bring together women and students of achievement and influence to network ideas, experiences, and resources, and to develop relationships within a strong network of professional contacts. In addition, the promotes and encourages participants to become effective and visible community leaders; it also supports continuing education and professional development of women.

Scholarship Benefits

1. Partnership with Professor Sarah Stiles of Georgetown University
2. Unlimited essays/Scholarship applications professionally reviewed by University Initiatives
3. Exclusive one-on-one college application assistance from top admissions experts
4. Tuition remittance applied to needs-based students

1. Partnership with Professor Sarah Stiles of Georgetown University

Scholarship recipients will work directly during the ILBS with Professor Sarah Stiles of Georgetown University to research and present solutions to problems facing female business owners in the developing world.

Professor Stiles was the recipient of the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Award in May 2014. The award is annually presented to a member of the College Faculty who, in the estimation of the College Senior Class, is admired and respected by all students for service to Georgetown and her students in the lecture hall and on the campusIn addition, she has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in the College, the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Faculty Award from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, the Commitment to Diversity Award (2014, 2016) from the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) and the Outstanding Partner Award from the Division of Student Affairs.

As Faculty Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship in the Center for Social Justice (CSJ), Professor Stiles incorporates community-based learning (CBL) into her courses providing students with the opportunity to put theory into practice with community partners. Students perform field work with DC residents and contribute to creating systemic and sustainable positive social change in the District of Columbia.

As Faculty Fellow in the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), Professor Stiles integrates “curriculum infusion.” As a Doyle Fellow, Professor Stiles has infused into her Law & Society course issues of diversity and inclusion with powerful results. As an Engelhard Fellow, Professor Stiles has infused her curricula with issues of wellness in keeping with the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, “care for the whole person.”

2. Unlimited essays/Scholarship applications professionally reviewed by University Initiatives

Students who receive this scholarship will have be able to submit college and scholarship application essays for professional review by University Initiatives college essay and scholarship review service. University Initiatives’ group of college writing professors, admissions experts and other professionals to help students craft the best essay possible for their college applications. This offer is exclusive, and not available with any other institution or program:

Essays are edited for grammar, punctuation and content to ensure students make an excellent impression at every stage of the most competitive assessment process. These essays are a chance for students to show a part of themselves to prospective establishments.  Our editors review style, clarity, sentence structure and coherence of the essay with the goal of highlighting not only achievements, but also students’ unique traits and perspectives

Our editors will help you tailor your application to suit your chosen program. We are equipped with experience in editing applications from diverse branches of Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities and Social Sciences. Your application will be edited with an understanding of the expectations of different academic faculties.

3. Exclusive College Admissions Training

Many students can get confused about what to include in their personal essays and how many extracurricular activities are needed in order to diversify their college applications. In order to help our students get into their dream schools, we have assembled a panel of admissions experts from Ivy league institutions to develop a curriculum aimed at helping you get noticed when you apply to college.

Students who receive this scholarship will also receive a unique college admissions session with top admissions experts beyond what is provide to the program. These experts will discuss the basics of filling out your application, content for inclusion and exclusion, and what items colleges love to see when looking at applications. College is hard enough–let us make getting into it a little easier.

4. Tuition remittance applied to needs-based students

Scholarship recipients will receive tuition remittance to help pay for the programs admissions fees. Remittance benefits are given out on a case by case basis, based on financial need.

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Scholarship Purpose

Leadership Initiatives and our sponsors recognize that the future will be shaped by the bold. At this very moment, young visionaries from all over the globe are recognizing the need for innovation, reshaping the way we understand our government, businesses, and communities and are revolutionizing systems that will affect generations to come.

Everyday, we work with hundreds of these inspiring young individuals with big dreams, great determination and an intense desire to change the world for the better. We believe potential like this should be encouraged, developed, and fostered until it becomes mature enough – immense enough – to impact society, touch lives and move nations. Scholarship Recipients will receive college application, scholarship and mentor experience. All recipients will work with Leadership Initiatives Internship Program to find, apply and receive the internship of their dreams in the summer of their senior year of high school or their freshman year of college. Leadership Initiatives has partners at The State Department, USAID, Capital Hill, Georgetown University, NASA, The International Youth Foundation, GlobalGiving, The Peace Corps and more.

Scholarship Overview

The intent of this scholarship is to reach out to this generation of dreamers and give them the experience they need to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Scholarship Benefits
Scholarship Qualifications
Application Requirements
Recipient Requirements

Scholarship Benefits

1. Leadership Initiatives Internship and Mentorship Program
2. Unlimited essays/Scholarship applications professionally reviewed by University Initiatives
3. Exclusive one-on-one college application assistance from top admissions experts
4. Tuition remittance applied to needs-based students

1. Leadership Initiatives Internship Program

Scholarship recipients will work directly with Leadership Initiatives Internship Program Team.

Leadership Initiatives partners scholarship recipients with US-based mentors from the Leadership Initiatives community of supporters.

Potential mentors include some the United States top business executives, legal specialists, professors from Harvard and Georgetown universities, Nasa Scientists, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, Members of The State Department, Medical Doctors from DC-based hospitals and the National Institute of Health, World Bank and Top Embassy Officials.

Over the course of 12 months, these mentors work with students to help navigate the way to their future colleges and careers by conducting mentorship calls. Each scholarship recipient is entitled to four separate mentorship calls and can be from varied fields or the student can elect to speak to four different experts in one field of interest.

Once the student has spoken and worked with Leadership Initiatives select mentor base, the Leadership Initiatives Internship team will work to get the student references, letters of recommendation and give the student internship application assistance and access to additional internships they may not have available to them. Leadership Initiatives staff will work to ensure the scholarship recipients receive the best internship possible for the summer of their graduation year of high school or freshman year of college.

*Leadership Initiatives is not responsible for providing housing, income or any costs associated with internships that the student receives through the program. In some cases the internships found will be paid but in many instances the internships will be experience based without financial incentives. 

2. Unlimited essays/Scholarship applications professionally reviewed by University Initiatives

Students who receive this award will have twenty college essays or scholarships professional reviewed by University Initiatives college essay and scholarship review service. University Initiatives employs college writing professors and admissions experts to help students craft the best essay possible for their college applications. This offer is exclusive, and not available with any other institution or program!

This review includes the following:

Your application will be edited to ensure you make an excellent impression at every stage of the most competitive assessment process. Our editors will expertly improve the style, clarity, sentence structure and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed. To ensure language errors do not keep you from achieving your ambitions, every section of your university application will be carefully proofread to eliminate any mistakes in grammar, punctuation, spelling and more.

Our editors will help you tailor your application to suit your chosen program. We are equipped with experience in editing applications from diverse branches of Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities and Social Sciences. Your application will be edited with an understanding of the expectations of different academic faculties.

3. Exclusive College Admissions Training

Most students don’t know what to include in their personal essays and how many extracurricular activities are needed in order to diversify their college applications. In order to help our students get into their dream schools, we have assembled a panel of admissions experts from Ivy league institutions to develop a curriculum aimed at helping you get noticed when you apply to college.

Students who receive this scholarship will also receive a unique college admissions session with top admissions experts beyond what is provide to the program. These experts will discuss the basics of filling out your application, content for inclusion and exclusion, and what items colleges love to see when looking at applications. College is hard enough–let us make getting into it a little easier.

4. Tuition remittance applied to needs-based students

Scholarship recipients will receive tuition remittance to help pay for the programs admissions fees. Remittance benefits are given out on a case by case basis, based on financial need.

Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs scholarships are competitive, merit-based scholarships. Applications will be evaluated on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities and submitted essays. To be eligible for the International Leadership and Business Summit Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Apply for admission to the International Leadership and Business Summit Program.
  • Apply for the scholarship by XXXXXX.
  • Pay for the program in full by XXXXXX

All applications must be submitted online here/LINK. No emailed, mailed or faxed documents will be considered. Each application must include:

  • Two 500-word essays:
    • How do you expect your International Leadership and Business Summit experience to shape your educational and career goals? Please be specific.
    • What Does Leadership Mean To You?
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • Resume
  • Character reference

Information submitted to the Leadership Initiatives is confidential and will not be disseminated outside of the scholarship review team.

Scholarship Overview

The intent of the scholarship is to provide women an opportunity to further their education and to better prepare them for positions of leadership across the globe.

Scholarship Benefits
Scholarship Qualifications
Application Requirements
Recipient Requirements