Every applicant to SIPA is considered for SIPA fellowship funding. Consideration requires nothing more than completing and submitting the admission application and all of the required application documents – there is no separate fellowship application.
After admission decisions are made the Admissions Committee has several meetings to allocate fellowship funding. Awards are based on both merit and need. Merit is used to determine if an award will be made and need helps to determine the amount of the award.
Applicants who are chosen to receive first year SIPA fellowships are able to set themselves apart in the application process. This can include but is not limited to:
- An outstanding academic record
- An exceptional personal statement
- A distinctive history of professional experience – work and/or internships
- An outstanding record of achievement under trying circumstances
Recipients of first-year fellowship funding will be notified in the admission letter. Decision letters will start to be published to the application Web site in early March.