FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.Can you tell me more about Volkswagen Group of America?


A.The Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) is the U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. Its distinguished family of brands include Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen. With its headquarters based in Herndon, Virginia and its manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, VWGoA has 8,000 employees and sells its vehicles through a network of more than 1,000 dealerships.





VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA

Q. Is there an application fee?


A. No. There is no application fee for the program.




Q. What are the eligibility criteria?


A. The eligibility criteria require you to be:
1. A rising high school junior or senior (graduating class of 2022 or 2023);
2. From a historically underserved and vulnerable population;
3. A resident of the District of Columbia; Montgomery County, MD; Prince Georges County, MD; or Northern Virginia;
4. Interested in a career in the automotive industry.




Q. When is the application due?


A. The application is due no later than May 21, 2021.




Q. Will my parent have to approve my participation in the program?


A. Yes. Your parent or guardian will need to complete and submit a Parental Approval and Permission Form prior to your attendance.




Q. Do I need a reference letter?


A. Yes. Two reference letters are required.




Q. Do I have to submit an essay?


A. Yes. Your essay will be submitted using the fillable form in the application. It may not exceed 500 words.




Q. How do I submit my application?


A. Your complete application, which includes your letters of reference, will be submitted via email to futureleaders@gwul.org.





FUTURE LEADERS IN MOBILITY PROGRAM

Q. Is there an application fee?


A. No. There is no application fee for the program.




Q. What are the eligibility criteria?


A. The eligibility criteria require you to be:
1. A rising high school junior or senior (graduating class of 2022 or 2023);
2. From a historically underserved and vulnerable population;
3. A resident of the District of Columbia; Montgomery County, MD; Prince Georges County, MD; or Northern Virginia;
4. Interested in a career in the automotive industry.




Q. When is the application due?


A. The application is due no later than May 21, 2021.




Q. Will my parent have to approve my participation in the program?


A. Yes. Your parent or guardian will need to complete and submit a Parental Approval and Permission Form prior to your attendance.




Q. Do I need a reference letter?


A. Yes. Two reference letters are required.




Q. Do I have to submit an essay?


A. Yes. Your essay will be submitted using the fillable form in the application. It may not exceed 500 words.




Q. How do I submit my application?


A. Your complete application, which includes your letters of reference, will be submitted via email to futureleaders@gwul.org.





APPLICATION

Q. Do I have to attend the mandatory half-day orientation session?


A. Yes. You will need to attend the half-day orientation session




Q. How long will the orientation session take?


A. The orientation session will be approximately three hours in length.





ORIENTATION

Q. Is there an application fee?


A. No. There is no application fee for the program.




Q. What are the eligibility criteria?


A. The eligibility criteria require you to be:
1. A rising high school junior or senior (graduating class of 2022 or 2023);
2. From a historically underserved and vulnerable population;
3. A resident of the District of Columbia; Montgomery County, MD; Prince Georges County, MD; or Northern Virginia;
4. Interested in a career in the automotive industry.




Q. When is the application due?


A. The application is due no later than May 21, 2021.




Q. Will my parent have to approve my participation in the program?


A. Yes. Your parent or guardian will need to complete and submit a Parental Approval and Permission Form prior to your attendance.




Q. Do I need a reference letter?


A. Yes. Two reference letters are required.




Q. Do I have to submit an essay?


A. Yes. Your essay will be submitted using the fillable form in the application. It may not exceed 500 words.




Q. How do I submit my application?


A. Your complete application, which includes your letters of reference, will be submitted via email to futureleaders@gwul.org.





WEEK-LONG PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

Q. Is participate in the 12-month mentorship program mandatory?


A. No. The mentorship program is a non-mandatory offering. It is, however, a great opportunity to gain additional career advice and guidance as participating students chart their career paths.





MENTORSHIP

Q. Is there an application fee?


A. No. There is no application fee for the program.




Q. What are the eligibility criteria?


A. The eligibility criteria require you to be:
1. A rising high school junior or senior (graduating class of 2022 or 2023);
2. From a historically underserved and vulnerable population;
3. A resident of the District of Columbia; Montgomery County, MD; Prince Georges County, MD; or Northern Virginia;
4. Interested in a career in the automotive industry.




Q. When is the application due?


A. The application is due no later than May 21, 2021.




Q. Will my parent have to approve my participation in the program?


A. Yes. Your parent or guardian will need to complete and submit a Parental Approval and Permission Form prior to your attendance.




Q. Do I need a reference letter?


A. Yes. Two reference letters are required.




Q. Do I have to submit an essay?


A. Yes. Your essay will be submitted using the fillable form in the application. It may not exceed 500 words.




Q. How do I submit my application?


A. Your complete application, which includes your letters of reference, will be submitted via email to futureleaders@gwul.org.





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