CU Student Bintou Diallo was selected for the prestigious Keith Sherin Global Leaders' Semester-in-Washington, D.C. awarded to only one student across the county each semester. Diallo is and Ethnic Studies major also working towards her Certificate/Minor in Leadership through the Ethnic Living and Learning Community Leadership Studies Program (ELLC) through the Leadership RAP. She is currently a Resident Advisor for the ELLC floor in Kittridge Central.
Sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education's Keith Sherin Global Leaders Scholarship Fund and hosted by Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government, highly-deserving TRIO students (with at least a 3.0 GPA who have reached their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college) are eligible to spend a semester working in a Congressional office and learning about the political process.
"This presents a tremendous opportunity for exceptional TRIO students to live, learn, and be part of government in Washington," said COE President Maureen Hoyler. "Our program combines the adventure of working in the Capitol for a member of Congress with a strong educational experience at the Les Aspin Center," she said. "I urge students who care deeply about policymaking and the political process to apply."
Participating students will take five courses on Mondays and Thursdays, and spend Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays working on Capitol Hill.
"This is an exceptional achievement for Bintou," shared Leadership RAP Director Ann Scarritt. "We are very proud of Bintou and her accomplishments. She represents the Leadership RAP, ELLC community and CU-Boulder extremely well."