Those who are selected for The Making of America will be awarded a stipend of $2,200.00 to help cover the cost of housing, meals, and travel. As stated on the Housing, Dining, and Travel page, participants who elect to stay at The George Washington University will have their stipend reduced to cover that cost. The entirety of the stipend balance will then be issued to participants at check-in on July 9, 2023. For those who choose to arrange their own lodging, the entirety of the stipend will be issued at check-in on July 9, 2023. Stipends are taxable as income.

If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before July 22, 2023, they will only be entitled to a pro-rata share of the stipend, and the balance must be returned.