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The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP), a year-long living and learning program, offers an academically challenging, interactive, and dynamic experience for first year students. The program fosters intellectual growth both in and out of the classroom through four distinct cohorts. Students receive individual attention from academic mentors who are passionate about their discipline area, want to develop female leaders, and are committed to excellence in undergraduate education. Students reside together in Somers Hall located on the Mount Vernon Campus. A graduate teaching assistant lives with students and acts as an on-site academic resource and mentor.

The WLP includes a weekly seminar series on leadership, the WLP Symposium. Students in the Women's Leadership Program participate in a weekly Thursday evening seminar class. The seminars include lectures by prominent leaders, workshops, and outings to DC area programs and talks, an opportunity for students to take advantage of the many resources available in Washington, D.C., while furthering their understanding of leadership.

 

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Symposia

The WLP includes a weekly seminar series on leadership, the WLP Symposium.

Students in the Women's Leadership Program participate in a weekly Thursday evening seminar class. The seminars include lectures by prominent leaders, workshops, and outings to DC area programs and talks, an opportunity for students to take advantage of the many resources available in Washington, D.C., while furthering their understanding of leadership.
 

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Scholarships & Awards

Women’s Leadership Program students are eligible to apply for many scholarships and prizes, both from within the George Washington University and from outside sources. Also, the Women’s Leadership Program receives support from a number of Mount Vernon alumnae donors and GW graduates. We are grateful for this support as it recognizes student achievement, community accomplishments and leadership practices. Students are recommended for these funds, based on their work in the program and in the community.

Scholarships & Awards