When is the 2015 Subiendo Academy? How much does it cost?
What does Subiendo look for in an applicant?
The 2015 Subiendo Academy will take place on the University of Texas campus in Austin from June 14-18. 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.
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. Verification of your class rank and a letter of recommendation form will be sent to an individual that you specify.
Where do students apply?
The application is available online at http://subiendoacademy.org
. For more information or for help you may email Subiendo@austin.utexas.edu
or call 512-232-6778.