Veritas Institute Application 2024
We are delighted you are applying to Veritas Institute! The Veritas Institute is an in-depth formation experience that trains students to communicate the plausibility of religious faith in the modern world and familiarizes them with professional pathways for being a public voice in America. It will take place in Washington, D.C. (at the Catholic University of America) from Tuesday, May 28–Sunday morning, June 2, 2024.

As part of the week, we will explore the craft of writing. The application ask you to rank your interest in learning about different types of writing genres (essay, book review, narrative piece, interview)—let us know if you have any questions about this!

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Email *
Name *
School email address *
Personal email address *
Phone number *
Class year *
School *
Major *
Career/Vocational Aspirations (no more than 15 words, may be published in Institute BioBook for accepted students)
Main intellectual interests (no more than 15 words, may be published in Institute BioBook for accepted students)
Main intellectual influences (no more than 15 words, may be published in Institute BioBook for accepted students)
Optional: What is *one* memorable quote or scripture verse that has changed you? (no more than 50 words, this may be published in Institute BioBook for accepted students)
Your answer

Why would you like to participate in Veritas Summer Institute? (No word limit)
Please rank the following essay or article genres according to your interest in exploring them throughout the Institute week.
Narrative Pieces
1st Choice
2nd Choice
3rd Choice
4th Choice
Please mention any topics you are currently attempting to explore (think or write about), or that you would be interested in exploring in the future (no word limit)
Please send a writing sample to This can be something written for class or something published in an AC journal, a magazine, newspaper, or other outlet (on campus or otherwise)
Will you be able to attend for the duration of the summer institute (Tuesday, May 28, to the morning of Sunday, June 2, 2024)? Those who can stay the whole time will be given priority, but other applications may also be considered.
If not, please indicate what your availability is
Your answer

Do you have any dietary restrictions, medical conditions, or anything else notable in this area?
Please share the name, email, mailing address, phone number, and relationship (e.g. parent) of an emergency contact
If your emergency contact is a parent/guardian, may we contact him or her with updates about the program?
Media acknowledgement *
Please confirm whether you will be at least 18 years old at the start of the program.
Optional: Is there anything else you would like to share with us? (no word limit)
Your answer

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