Costs & Scholarships

Costs for Program

WIP invests $12,000 in the development of each student it selects.  While the Program is heavily subsidized by our generous supporters, WIP asks that our students make a £1,000/€1,125 contribution towards their costs.  Students will also need to pay a $160 interview fee to the US Embassy to secure their visa.

In addition to organizing the leadership program and work placement, WIP will also provide students with:
– Return flights from Dublin to Washington
– Accommodation for their 8 weeks in the US
– Travel stipend per week while in the US
– Additional visa processing fees


Scholarships are available for students with financial need.


WIP is committed to ensuring that finance is not a barrier for students participating in the Program.  To support this value, WIP provides a number of scholarships to students each year who are not in a position to make a financial contribution towards their costs this summer.  Over the past two years, approximately one third of students who participated on WIP received a scholarship.

This scholarship includes waiving the participation fee (£1,000/€1,125) as well as additional transport/living costs for the duration of the DC placement.  WIP will work with all scholarship awardees to insure that they can participate fully in the Program.

To ensure that this limited award is provided to the students with the greatest need, we ask that all those who apply for this Scholarship provide an account of their current financial situation.  Scholarships are awarded after the interview and selection process.

These Scholarships are made possible through the support of our donors and Alumni.