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Student Leadership

OSSE Scholars

OSSE Scholars provides high-achieving, academically-motivated students who exhibit financial need with the opportunity to attend selective summer college programs. As an OSSE Scholar, students attend top-tier universities across the country for rigorous summer courses. The program offers early exposure to college-level academics, navigating a college environment, and, at certain universities, earning college credit.

Read more about OSSE Scholars.

High School Leadership Institute

The purpose of the program is to link District students with meaningful work experiences that will build on what they are learning in school and give them the opportunity to interact with several professionals who will support their growth and development. A second purpose of the program is to showcase career opportunities in the District government and build a pipeline of talented District students who will consider the District of Columbia government as an employer of choice while in college and after they graduate and/or earn certifications.

Read more about the High School Leadership Institute.

Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) Student Advisory Committee

Do you have a general knowledge about your institution’s operations from participating in student government or leadership on-campus? Are you interested in engaging with the members of your local community? If this is you, apply to be in the first HELC Student Advisory Committee!