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Application Information

2016 Subiendo Academy: June 12-16

The application will open for the 2016 Subiendo Academy in the fall with a deadline to apply of January 31. Decisions are announced by email and on the application status page by March 31. Please email to join our mailing list for further information or notices.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    When is the 2016 Subiendo Academy? How much does it cost?
    The 2016 Subiendo Academy will take place on the University of Texas campus in Austin from June 12-16. Students attend at no cost to themselves or their families. Travel Scholarships are available to help those who need assistance getting to and from Austin.

    What does Subiendo look for in an applicant?
    The ideal Subiendo candidate is a leader among one's peers and active in the community in a variety of ways. First generation students are encouraged to apply. Applicants are evaluated on academic performance, potential for leadership, answers to essay questions and a teacher recommendation.

    What can students expect to learn at Subiendo?
    Subiendo students attend an intensive five-day leadership workshop. They will learn about the importance of networking and communicating their ideas. They will work in groups to create a solution to an issue facing Texas and present their project. Students will also learn about career and college opportunities and will leave better prepared to tackle their senior year of high school.

    Where will students stay? Do they have to attend the entire Academy?
    Subiendo students stay in a dormitory on the University of Texas campus. Students are expected to attend the Academy in its entirety.

    Do you have any advice for completing the application?
    You will need two essays, so be sure to have others proofread your work. You will need to submit an unofficial transcript and a letter of recommendation.

    Where do students apply?
    The application is available online at For more information or for help you may email or call 512-232-6778.

Contact Us

Phone: 512-232-6780
Mailing Address: Subiendo Academy, 2110 Speedway, B6100, Austin, TX 78712
Fax: 512-366-7267