26th Annual National Student Leadership Congress
June 6-11, 2015 | Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

There is still time to register for the 26th Annual National Student Leadership Congress! For the first time in 26 years, the National Student
Leadership Congress will be hosted at Georgetown University. The University’s on-going commitment to social justice and college access is being
renewed this year as they continue to launch a “comprehensive institutional diversity and equity initiative” on campus which includes
scholarships and supportive services for students and the inclusion of a two-course “diversity requirement to the core curriculum” for students. COE is proud
to partner with Georgetown University to provide our students with what promises to be an impactful educational and leadership experience.

In an effort to highlight the broad range of opportunities that are available to TRIO students, we are connecting Student Leadership
delegates to a number of TRIO alumni who are engaged in exciting work in Washington, D.C. Participants in the Student
Leadership Congress may participate in a Q&A session with TRIO alumni who are attending Georgetown University. These alumni will highlight their
transition to and experiences at the elite university. We are also planning a panel featuring alumni who are currently working in congressional offices,
to share how their experiences in TRIO programs prepared them for their professional jobs on Capitol Hill. In order to make this exceptional
opportunity available to as many students as possible, we have made the decision to extend the deadline for registration to Friday, May 15, 2015.

Request for Student Applications

Application Deadline ExtendedTalent Search, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science Directors — It’s time to nominate your outstanding rising juniors or seniors to serve as delegates to the Council for Opportunity in Education’s National Student Leadership Congress (NSLC). Please select students who are ready for a challenging and intensive learning experience. It is important that student representatives come prepared for the rigors of a program that includes full schedules, requires open minds, and ensures leadership growth.

The registration fee is $1250 which includes housing, meals, admission fees for tours, NSLC t-shirts, and transportation while the student is in Washington D.C. The registration fee is an allowable project expense (OMB Circular A-21/A-122). The sending project is also responsible for travel expenses and making travel arrangements to Washington D.C. — Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington, D.C. (WAS) Amtrak Union Station only.

Online registration is now open! Please visit the registration page to view further details and begin the registration process.

The first step in a new registration is to enter the Project Director’s e-mail address. A counselor or advisor’s e-mail address will not be recognized. After the Director’s registration has been established, student registrations can then be created. You may pay the total registration fee at the end with a purchase order or credit card on our secured site. After registration is complete, you will receive notification via e-mail to the Director. Once the Council for Opportunity in Education approves each student, you will receive another notification so you can book travel and add travel information to the modification of each registration online. Please download the Portable Document Format (PDF) indicated to have the parent permission form signed to send to the Council for Opportunity in Education by May 15, 2015.

Accepting Summer Counselor Applications

TRIO project staff are invited to apply for positions as counselors for this exciting student leadership development program. This is an opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and contribute to a major initiative. It is a great time to facilitate a memorable week for a special group of TRIO students.

All TRIO staff are welcome to apply but preference will be given to staff who have experience working with pre-college students and summer residential programs and past NSLCs. To apply to be a summer counselor for the National Student Leadership Congress, please click here Document is available for download (.doc).

If you have any questions or concerns about NSLC, please contact Jessica Carter directly by phone at (202) 347-7430 or via e-mail at (jessica.carter@coenet.us).