Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., site of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Washington Seminar

Photo of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center at Assumption University invites undergraduate students to apply for the Moynihan Washington Seminar, a five-day program dedicated to studying the intersection of ideas and action in political life. The seminar will bring students from around the country to the nation’s capital to meet with prominent leaders in law, politics, and journalism who work where ideas and action converge.  Participants will also study the writings of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, one of our nation’s greatest scholar-statesmen.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Moynihan Washington Seminar has been postponed and is tentatively planned for June 2022. Fifteen students will be selected to participate. Each student will receive a $500 stipend along with reimbursement for airfare to and from the seminar. Housing and meals will be provided.  
Applications are open to undergraduate students of any major at any college or university.

The deadline to submit an application is February 15, 2022.

If you have questions or need more information, please email Dr. Deborah O’Malley, Associate Director of the Moynihan Center.

Apply Now

Information About the Moynihan Washington Seminar

  • Where will participants stay during the trip? 
    Participants will stay at the Churchill Hotel, near Embassy Row, which is centrally located in Washington, D.C.

    Can I apply if I am graduating from college this May? 

    When do participants need to arrive in Washington, D.C.? 
    Participants are asked to arrive by 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

    How often will this seminar be offered? 
    The seminar will be offered every other summer. 

    If I apply and am not admitted this year, can I apply again the next time the seminar is offered?