“A world guided by ambassadors of cross-cultural relations who demand high expectations of themselves and are committed to working for a better tomorrow.


Thank you for your interest in nominating a sophomore high school student to participate in The Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel (ECYP).  Nominations, although not required, are strongly recommended.


Nominations will be accepted from educators, community leaders and alumni. 


ECYP seeks students who you feel have the potential to be successful in the program. Examples of successful applicants who became ECYP fellows demonstrated:


  • Previous leadership potential
  • A desire to build community with other teens
  • An interest in completing service activities
  • Excellence in the classroom


To nominate students, please complete the form below.

Additional information:  To be considered as an ECYP fellow, each student must submit an online application with the required attachments.