The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) Fellowship program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs, or a related field through a consortium of over 30 graduate schools of Public Policy and International Affairs in the U.S. Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs is one of the 30 graduate schools that make up the consortium.
PPIA is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Junior Summer Institutes; which gives students the chance to strengthen their prospects of attending graduate school and achieving a career in public service. The entry point for the PPIA program is acceptance and attendance to one of its Junior Summer Institutes. Each year, the national program selects an outstanding group of college juniors from across the U.S. to participate in the JSIs.
Participation in a JSI will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. Upon completion of their institutes, students have access to opportunities for mentoring and career development through an extensive alumni network. JSI participants are also guaranteed a minimum, one-time financial award of $5,000 for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in PPIA’s graduate school consortium. Most PPIA alumni who are accepted to a consortium school receive well above this figure in financial aid towards their graduate education.
Interested applicants can access the application online at www.ppiaprogram.org/programs. Deadline for all materials is November 1st, 2012.
To learn more about PPIA, please visit: www.ppiaprogram.org.