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What is the CWSx?

CWSx is the National Hispanic Institute’s (NHI) capstone experience for high school juniors preparing for their senior year. Created 30 years ago, it aims to provide future leaders as much insight and practice as possible to prepare for the transition to adulthood, with an emphasis on both college readiness and leadership development.

Getting coached for success in the college admissions process is only one part of making decisions about your future; making a final institutional selection based on your life goals and values requires a different lens. The CWSx addresses the emotional and psychological factors that impact life plans by providing a process for decision-making called Inquiry Based Learning. Using this process, students team up to take on complex challenges and use inquiry-based processes to offer strategic plans for their future goals. CWSx graduates are considered high potential candidates for future faculty roles with NHI, as they are students of the inquiry process used by NHI leaders to evolve new program experiences, ideas, and concepts in community social entrepreneurship.


Who is eligible to apply for the CWSx?

All students are welcome to apply for the CWSx if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • In the 11th grade
  • Has a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale

What does the admissions process look like?

  1. Complete online registration and submit a $25 registration fee.
  2. Upload a recent report card or transcript (last reporting period for 2019-2020 school year accepted)
  3. Enrollment Office reviews the application within 1-3 business days.
  4. Upon acceptance, please  pay a $150 non-refundable deposit within 10 days.
  5. Upload the completed Parent Release Form.
  6. Complete final tuition payment by assigned deadline. (flexible payment plans available).


What are the program dates?

The CWSx occurs in two parts. The League Series of the CWSx is a three-day event, and is followed by The Thought Series, a two-day event. 

  • Spring Program (May)
  • Summer Program (June/July)
  • CWSx1 - June 23-25, 28-29, 2021
  • CWSx2 - July 7-9, 12-13, 2021
    • League Series (3-days)
    • Thought Series (2-days)

What are the program requirements? 

All participating students must:

Program Fees & Tuition

What is the cost of the CWSx?

The cost of the CWSx is broken down into distinct fees, all of which will culminate in supplying your student with the adequate resources for a fulfilling and fun leadership experience. 

The in-person CWSx tuition includes:

  • Application Fee - $25 (required to complete application, non-refundable)

  • Program Tuition
    • NHI Student Club Rate - $575*
    • Non- NHI Student Club Rate - $700

* Be part of the NHI Student Club for $50/year and gain access to NHI program discounts, year-round online leadership and college prep events, monthly newsletters, and more. 

What does the payment schedule look like?

NHI will provide details about the payment schedule upon acceptance into the program. 

NHI is committed to flexibility - that is, payment plans and fundraising tools are available to all families who request them. 

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