Future Presidents of America Application

Unless it is marked optional, please complete all fields to the best of your ability.

Step 1: Introduce Yourself

Step 2: Share Your Thoughts

Answer the following questions in the way that works best for you. Answers should be between 5 to 10 sentences. We want to see a clear articulation of your thoughts and understand a bit more about you. If you need some time to think about your responses, you can write them in a Word document and then paste the text into the boxes below when you’re ready to submit.

Step 3: Provide Three References

We ask that you provide three references with your application. We recommend you consider a variety of individuals (teacher, coach, pastor, mentor, etc.) who can speak to your personality, character, and fit for the camp. Be sure to check with them to make sure they’re willing to provide the reference and tell them a bit about why you want to attend before you enter their name!

Reference 1

Reference 2

Reference 3

Step 4: Ask Your Parent or Guardian to Complete This Section

Parent or Guardian Information

Additional Information

Emergency Contacts

Permissions and Agreements

I give permission for my child to participate in Future Presidents of America Camp at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (hereafter ALPLM). I give permission for my child to be transported on field trips and to take part in all program activities, on and off-site. I hereby release the ALPLM from liability to my child or me while at Future Presidents of America Camp, during camp activities, or while being transported on field trips.

I authorize photos of my child that are taken during Future Presidents of America Camp, quotes, project work and writings by my child may be reproduced for use by the ALPLM in media, publications, and promotion. (In the interest of privacy, only first names and current grade level will be used.)

If my child is selected, I understand that they will receive a full scholarship ($500 value) and agree that they will attend the full Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp from June 10-14, 2024, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

To indicate your acceptance of these terms, please sign by typing your full name in the box below.


Need Help?

If you have any questions or an issue comes up while completing the application, please contact the Education team at ALPLM.Education@illinois.gov. Please use “FPA Application” as your subject and let us know the issue you’re experiencing and the phone number and email where we can reach you.

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