Application Process:

Our application for our 2022 session can be found here:

  • Youth Personal Information
  • Parent Information
  • Application Essay: What does holiness mean to you? How do you foresee your faith interacting with your dream career? (Please keep essays to 350-500 words)
  • Application fee is $25 and must be paid on the online application. Application deadline is April 30 .

A representative from Light the World! will be in contact via email within 14 business days to notify you regarding acceptance into the program.

Registration Process:

  • All registration materials will be emailed once application has been accepted. Registration payment is $500 and can be completed via e-check or credit card on Cardinal Pay.
  • For more information see the most updated Light the World! Participant and Guardian Handbook when it is available
  • Complete necessary form before the program week. Forms will be uploaded here when available.


This program is funded, in part, by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. and additional donors generously contribute to our growth. These sponsorships have allowed us to ensure that cost does not deter anyone from attending Light the World.

If you are in need of financial assistance, email to inquire. 

Who to contact with questions?

For any remaining questions, call the Program Director at (202) 319-6524 or email