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Apply for ECYP2020-09-17T10:31:14-04:00

How To Apply For ECYP

  1. Ensure that you are a current sophomore student who lives or attends a school in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District
  2. Complete the application and request your transcript and recommendations
  3. Submit the application and all supplemental materials online or fax it to 410-542-4834 by the due date

The application process for ECYP class of 2022 is now closed. Stay tuned for information about the application process for the class of 2023. 

To be eligible, an applicant must live or attend school in the 7th congressional district (also called Maryland District 7)

Please go to to enter your home and/or school address to ensure geographic eligibility. See below for a map of the district.
Questions? Call us at (410) 542-4850 or email us at

Who can apply to ECYP?2020-09-16T09:00:33-04:00

To be eligible for ECYP you must be a current 10th grader who lives or attends a school in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District.

When is the application available?2020-09-16T09:00:55-04:00

Applications open in December and are due March 15th. A review of the application materials will happen after the deadline. Oftentimes, ECYP will follow up with you if you are missing a part of your application prior to the deadline. However, a student is ultimately responsible for ensuring that their application and all additional supplements are turned in. Please ensure that the email you provide is correct and is checked on a regular basis.

What are the application requirements?2020-09-16T09:01:17-04:00

Students interested in ECYP must complete an online or pdf version of the application, submit a transcript and two references. References can be provided a link to their section on our website.

How does the selection process work?2020-09-16T09:01:39-04:00

ECYP will only review completed applications. At the end of the review, a select number of students are invited to interview with the ECYP Board in early May. If selected for an interview, you will receive an invite via email. After the interview, applicants will receive word of their selection via email. All applicants will receive notification by the end of May. Students selected are expected to attend ECYP’s graduation and induction ceremony that occurs in mid-June.

What does the program require?2020-09-16T09:01:56-04:00

ECYP is a two-year fellowship starting at the end of August. Students meet twice a month, mainly at the Jewish Community Center in Park Heights, Baltimore (5700 Park Heights Ave). Workshop sessions tend to, but not always, occur on Wednesdays from 5-7pm. Students receive a schedule of workshops in August. All workshop sessions are mandatory. Travel to Israel is also mandatory and occurs during the summer between a fellow’s junior and senior year.

What does the program cost?2020-09-16T09:02:16-04:00

ECYP programming, including travel to Israel, is at no cost to participants.

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