The Washington Scholars Program


The Washington Scholars Programs consist of the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) and the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC). The programs are one-week interactive learning experiences that introduce students to professionals and career paths, create a nationwide network of students as they start their college journeys, and submerge students in college life as they reside on a major state university college campus. Students taking part in these valuable conferences practice and apply important leadership and decision-making skills that begin to prepare them for success.


George Mason University is setting the gold standard for the modern, public university, and the high-school students attending the WYSE and WJMC discover exactly what it is like living in state-of-the-art, air-conditioned, residence halls right on campus.

George Mason’s dynamic culture and innovative academic programs prepare its hard-working students for 21st century careers. Mason’s commitment to teaching excellence combines with cutting-edge research that enriches the academic experience and is literally changing the world. George Mason is affordable, yet offers high value. Ideally located in the National Capital region, students enjoy terrific cultural experiences and access to the most sought-after internships and employers in the country.