Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program

The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors and rising seniors, primarily from historically underrepresented groups, for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. There is an array of opportunities under the fellowship which span a period of development from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a graduate degree. Benefits include full tuition to attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute plus a $1,000 stipend and a minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum amount, and are eligible for paid internships and other professional development opportunities. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, must have completed junior year of college by the start of the Junior Summer Institute (JSI), have at least one full semester or two quarters of coursework remaining before graduation, must not have attained a bachelor’s degree prior to start of the Junior Summer Institute, must be committed to completing a master’s degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA consortium graduate schools, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofit, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs. Financial need is given consideration. All academic majors are welcome to apply. The application deadline is in early November. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for the dates and times of information sessions and to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor if you are interested in applying for this fellowship.

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www.ppiaprogram.org