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Jeffrey J. Dye

Leadership Foundation


The Washington Experience


We are pleased that you have decided to apply for The Jeffrey J. Dye Leadership Foundationís (JJDLF) Washington Experience scholarship.This scholarship provides financial support to selected UT Austin students who have been chosen to participate in the Bill Archer Fellowship program.Students gain a unique insight into Washington politics and Americaís policy-making process.The JJDLF Washington Experience enables students to expand their learning experience beyond a purely academic arena to obtain practical experience with Washingtonís political and governmental organizations.


The varied internships available through the Bill Archer Fellowship Program and supported by the JJDLF offer applicants the opportunity to develop professional and personal skills with top Washington political consultants and institutions.For those interested in politics, the Washington Experience presents a unique chance to learn from professionals how politics, campaigns, and legislation influence the workings of the U.S. government.Students with the vision and the drive to shape the future of the country will find this program an invaluable learning experience to build a career in government and public service.


Founded in 1997, the JJDLF honors the memory of Jeff Dye.His love of politics and dedication to public service inspired the creation of the Foundation.Jeff was a government major at The University of Texas at Austin.After working on numerous campaigns, on the staff of a U.S. Senator and with the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Jeff went on to become the youngest Executive Director in the history of Tennesseeís State Democratic Party.It is the mission of the Foundation to identify high potential university students with a passion for public service and educate them on governmental and political processes in order to help make the world a better place.

To be considered for acceptance into the program, please complete the application and submit it to the JJDLF before the deadline.

Application for the Jeffrey J. Dye Fellowship


Applicant Information


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Extracurricular Experiences


Please list all significant extracurricular activities, including awards won, employment and internships, campus and civic leadership positions held, sports team participation, and volunteer work.



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Personal Statements


Please respond to the following questions.There are no right or wrong answers in terms of your positions.The questions are designed to test your ability to take a position on an issue and formulate a succinct argument in favor of that position.


  1. In a brief paragraph, pick a controversial issue of the day (e.g., the death penalty, term limits, abortion), state your position on that issue, and support it.


  1. If you were given the opportunity to be the President of the United States for one day, what major policy initiative would you introduce and why?


  1. What public figure, living or dead, do you most admire and why?


  1. What do you consider your two greatest strengths and your two greatest weaknesses to be?


  1. Visit the LBJ Presidential Library and describe the exhibit that impacted you the most and explain why.


  1. What type of internship are you seeking?


  1. How will participating in this program build on your past achievements, enhance your current academic program, and help you achieve you future goals?



Optional Questions


  1. If you had a box of 64 Crayola crayons in front of you right now, which crayon would you eat and why?


  1. Is there something else that you feel the Jeffrey J. Dye Leadership Foundation Washington Experience selection committee should know about you that you have not addressed elsewhere in this application?


Candidate Checklist


1.      Complete your application by the deadline.


2.      Read and approve the declaration below by typing in your name and the date.


3.      Email the application to dennis_dye@hotmail.com.


4.      Upon receipt of your completed application, your transcript and letters of recommendation for the Bill Archer Fellow Program will be shared with the JJDLF for their selection process.



You application and all required attachments must be submitted by the deadline for you to be eligible for selection.



Jeffrey J. Dye

Leadership Foundation

14319 Jennave Lane†† Austin, Texas 78728


By submitting this application in support of my candidacy for the Washington Experience program, I declare that it is my own work and hereby authorize the Foundation to view my academic transcripts and the results of my work in Washington if selected.


Name:____________________________________ Date:_________


The Jeffrey J. Dye Leadership Foundation is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, or political affiliation.