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PPIA Fellowship

Provides support for students planning to pursue a graduate degree in public and/or international affairs.

Purpose

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds 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.

 

SEE ALSO:  Madison Graduate Fellowships, Scoville Peace Fellowship, Truman Scholarship, Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Selection Criteria

There are a variety of factors that come into play during the selection process.  Selected students tend to embody PPIA’s diversity goals, demonstrate a commitment to public service, and possess the ability to succeed in graduate school.  PPIA Fellows will be impressive academically, and more importantly, they will be culturally aware, socially sensitive, committed to public service, and share a common vision about making the world a better place.

Eligibility

All prospective PPIA Fellows are expected to dedicate themselves to the traditions and objectives of the PPIA Fellowship Program, have an abiding commitment to public service, and contribute to more diverse perspectives in public policy and international affairs.  The following are more specific criteria and guidelines:

  • Must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident;

  • Must have completed junior year of college by the start of Junior Summer Institute (JSI) and 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 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;

  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations, and other related programs;

  • Must contribute to the diversity of perspectives;

  • Economic need is given consideration;

  • All academic majors are welcome to apply.

Stipend

The PPIA Fellowship award includes:

  • Full tuition to attend PPIA Junior Summer Institute, plus a minimum $1,000 stipend;

  • Minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition.  PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum;

  • Eligibility for paid internships and other professional development opportunities.

Duration

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.

For more information:

PPIA Fellowship

Deadline

11/01/2017

Internal Selection Deadline (LSU)

10/11/2017