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Step Up Application Directions

Look at the available programs and apply online by clicking here.

Download and complete the necessary supplemental application forms from:

  • For deadlines, please see calendar for details. We appreciate having applications in as early as possible to help us plan for selection. If you are past the deadline, please contact us to see if we are still accepting new applicants.

  • We'd love for you to also send a photo

  • Once Completed please scan and email (contact us for the submission email address) or mail the associated forms to:

    CISV DC Selection Committee
    P.O. Box 5670
    Washington, DC 20016


Provide two references:

  • One from the child's current teacher

  • One from an adult who knows your child in a non-school setting (coach, youth leader, family friend, etc.)

In box for "Please return form to", write:

CISV DC Selection Committee
P.O. Box 5670
Washington, DC 20016

Alternatively, they may email the reference to us by using our contact form.

Provide the referees (persons providing your reference) with an envelope with the above address printed on it, so that they may send it directly to the CISV Selection Committee.


Please direct any questions regarding CISV, the Step Up Program, costs, or assistance in completing the application to us at our contact form.

Scholarship Application

Please visit out chapter information section for details on scholarship opportunities.