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About Hilltop Scholars

From October 12-16, 2019, Drs. Salinas, Kirk, and Duhé will travel with CCPA students to Washington, DC. Students will meet with political communication professionals, such as press secretaries, speechwriters, nonprofit advocates, lobbyists, and political advisors. You will also meet with news and policymakers and experience the Newseum. The purpose of this program is academic, but there will also be some amazing opportunities for you to experience American democracy.

Hilltop on the Hill Logistics

Coursework: Students who are selected for the program will be enrolled in CCPA 5110, a one hour directed study course. Enrollment in the one hour directed study will not affect tuition if currently enrolled in 12-17 hours. If a student currently enrolled in 18 hours, please see Mrs. Hewitt to discuss options.

Cost: Tuition + $1750 (housing and programming fees), airfare and meals are independent. All students are qualified to receive financial assistance and be named Bauer Scholars. The amount awarded is based upon need, but all students will receive support.

Accommodations: The group will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, three blocks from the White House! The rooms are set for three people per room. Please pack wisely so you have room for professional attire.

Selection Process: Selection for the program is competitive and is limited to 15 students. Early submission of program applications is encouraged to ensure full consideration.

Application: Students must submit applications to be a Hilltop Scholar by September 16. Interviews, if applicable, will follow. Students accepted into the program will be notified and then enrolled, administratively, in CCPA 5110 on September 22 in order to facilitate final programming details. Note: Tuition and fees are due on the date of enrollment.

Travel: Plan to arrive at the hotel before 1:00 on October 12, and ready to participate at 2:00. Plan to depart after 2:00 on October 16.

Click here to apply for Hilltop on the Hill 2019.