Interschool Fellowships

May 5th, 2015 by Kaitlyn Wells
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Each year, Columbia makes a few scholarships and fellowships available to students from all schools within the University. These awards, known as Interschool Fellowships, are the result of donations from generous supporters of the University and tend to have very specific eligibility criteria.  The annual amounts of these awards are generally in the range of $1,000 to $5,000. To see if you may meet the eligibility criteria required to apply for these awards for the 2015-2016 academic year, please review them here.

If you meet the full criteria for one or more of these Interschool Fellowships, to apply please submit this Application Form and accompanying materials no later than Monday June 15, 2015.

Please read the information carefully and do not apply for an award for which you do not meet all criteria. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria, or applications that are incomplete, will not be accepted.

Since these awards are for all Columbia University students, SIPA does not choose the recipients, but we can  nominate eligible applicants. Decisions on the awards will be made in late August.

Please submit all applications (and accompanying materials) to the SIPA Financial Aid Office no later than the close of business, Monday June 15, so we may properly review all applications. You may mail all materials directly to us at 514 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025.

Grab a glass for Raising The Bar NYC

May 5th, 2015 by Kaitlyn Wells
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Starting today, you may RSVP to attend a networking/mini-series event in NYC, known as Raising the Bar. Raising the Bar is a worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture. We create one of a kind, knowledge-driven events in unusual locations. Our goal is to raise the bar on the content people consume in their everyday lives. We want to constantly be inspired, inside and outside of the classroom. That’s why we decided to bring the city’s brightest minds to the last place you would expect them: in your neighborhood bar. So grab a drink and come learn how to build a spaceship.

Six of SIPA’s brightest minds are participating in this edition of Raising the Bar. Each professor has something unique to contribute to the international affairs and public policy conversation. More information on each lecturer and their presentations are below.   Read the rest of this entry »

Q&A: Lydia Tomkiw, MIA’15

May 4th, 2015 by Kaitlyn Wells
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Lydia TomkiwStudent discusses upcoming Google Journalism Fellowship, press freedom, and her work in Ukraine and elsewhere

California native Lydia Tomkiw MIA’15, who is concentrating in Economic and Political Development, was recently awarded a Google Journalism Fellowship for 2015. One of 11 recipients nationwide, she’ll spend 10 weeks this summer working with the Committee to Protect Journalists to consider the use of technology in journalism and in protecting press freedom and journalists.

Tomkiw sat down with SIPA News to discuss her fellowship, her previous work in Ukraine and elsewhere, and more.

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A view from the class: Stephanie Martinez, MIA/MPH ’16 & Bartosz Garbaczewski, MIA ’16

May 1st, 2015 by Columbia SIPA
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This week’s SIPA student profile features two bright individuals. The first, is about a dual-degree student who worked with the Peace Corps as a community health volunteer in Cameroon. The second, was recently awarded the China Trek Research Grant to work on a solar project in a rural area of China.  Read the rest of this entry »