Welcome to the 2016-2017 White House Fellows Application

Welcome to the White House Fellows’ online application system. If you are visiting this website for the first time, please create a login and password using the register link on the left side of the screen. Please create only ONE account. If you are returning to this website, please login using the link on the menu. Once the account has been created, you can continue to edit your application prior to the deadline of Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 5:59 PM (EST).

The Fellowship is extremely competitive; a well-prepared application and carefully selected references are key components to a successful application. Developing a clear, comprehensive, and competitive application is estimated to take at least 25 hours, so we encourage you to start this process as soon as possible.

We suggest you complete the ‘Personal Information’ and ‘Recommendation’ sections of the application first. We require that all recommenders use the online system. You are responsible for ensuring that your application and three letters of recommendation are submitted by the deadline.

The application has six major sections:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Recommendations
  3. Declarations
  4. Resume
  5. Essays
  6. Certification

Applications will not be complete until both the application and three recommendations have been submitted online. Only applications completed by the January 12, 2016 deadline will be considered. You must use the online system to apply. We do not accept any application submissions by post, fax, or email.

If you have any technical questions or need assistance, please email technical support at WHFApplication@opm.gov. If you have general questions about the program please email whitehousefellows@whf.eop.gov or call the program office at 202-395-4522.

Official Use Only

The White House Fellows Application website is an official U.S. Government System for authorized use only. Unauthorized use of this system or the information on this system could result in criminal prosecution. Signing into this website indicates you have read and accepted the Full Terms and Conditions of Use and you consent to security testing and monitoring.

Full Terms and Conditions of Use

This U.S. Government System is to be used by authorized users only. Information from this system resides on computer systems funded by the government.

The data and documents on this system include Federal records that contain sensitive information protected by various Federal statutes, including the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a.

All access or use of this system constitutes user understanding and acceptance of these terms and constitutes unconditional consent to review, monitor, record, audit and take action by all authorized government and law enforcement personnel.

Unauthorized user attempts or acts to (1) access, upload, change, or delete information on this system, (2) modify this system, (3) deny access to this system, (4) accrue resources for unauthorized use, or (5) otherwise misuse this system are strictly prohibited. Such attempts or acts are subject to action that may result in criminal, civil, or administrative penalties.

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