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Application Process and Requirements

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 program! Approximately 40 applicants will be accepted into the 2020 program. The program fee for the 2020 class is $3,000 per participant.

Interested applicants should be committed to focusing their capstone project efforts in ways that will benefit groups, communities, and/or organizations in Maryland.

Applicants may fund their participation in this program in one of the following ways:

  1. Self-fund by paying the full program fee themselves
  2. Obtain funding from their organizations to pay the full program fee
  3. Split the program fee with their organizations

Individuals who may need financial assistance are encouraged to indicate their financial assistance needs in their online applications. Financial aid awards may be offered to eligible applicants, depending on the availability of funds.

The application process includes the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Prepare a 250-word personal statement indicating your interests and motivations for participating in this program (this will be pasted into the online application).
  3. Provide your most up-to-date resume. The resume should be three pages or less in Word or PDF format.
  4. Have your online application approved by your supervisor (if required). You will need to provide your supervisor’s contact information, including email address.
  5. Secure your organization’s commitment to pay the program fee (or portion thereof) by the appropriate organizational representative. You will need to provide the contact information, including email address, of the organizational representative who is authorized to commit your organization to paying the fee.
  6. Provide a brief letter of understanding that outlines mutual expectations between you and your sponsoring organization regarding your participation in this program. This one-page letter should be signed by both you and the appropriate representative from your organization. A template for this letter can be downloaded here.

Application deadline: September 27, 2019

Acceptance notifications: November 8, 2019

Acceptance confirmations: November 22, 2019

Program fees due in full: December 13, 2019