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 Farokhzad Civic Leaders
Summit 2024 Application

We are now accepting applications for the Farokhzad Civic Leaders Summit at American University (July 8-14, 2024) .

Our Summit is a premier, week-long, immersive experience that inspires and empowers young Iranian Americans to become civic leaders. This competitive program introduces students to the important topic of civic participation through dialogue, engagement, and collaboration. Students will have the opportunity to meet with elected officials, experts, and leaders. The Summit creates a space for participants to build a community of highly motivated and accomplished peers, bonded by their shared identity.
To learn more about the Civic Leaders Summit click here.


When: July 8 – July 14, 2024 

Who: Current high school students who identify as Iranian American 

Where: American University | Washington, D.C. 
Extended Application Deadline: June 12, 2024


Programming: We are planning an exciting week of educational and fun activities, including hearing from Iranian American leaders in public policy, exploring Washington DC, and the following:

  1. Panel discussions with policy and advocacy experts   

  2. Visit to Capitol Hill and meetings with Senators and Representatives

  3. Explore cultural and historical sites  

  4. Group dinners and more!  

Application Requirements: All applicants must be current high school students as of February 2024 (including graduating seniors). As part of your application, you will need to include a resume and two short question responses.

Cost: $2,200 per participant to cover the cost of room, board, meals, and other associated expenses. Participants are responsible for their own travel to Washington, D.C. Financial assistance is available for those in need, please email for more information.

For priority consideration, applicants are advised to submit their applications as early as possible to secure their spots. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and notified within 5 business days of application submission.

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