Here are a few scholarships worth applying to

With the New Year there are new scholarships (along with their looming deadlines). Many SIPA students receive aid from outside sources, such as their employers, philanthropic groups, or agencies in their own countries. However, those aren’t the only sources of funding. There are thousands of organizations out there that want to assist students with their education in public policy and international affairs. Below are a few outside scholarships for SIPA applicants that were hand-selected by our Office of Financial Aid.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship awards fellowships towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school.

Application Deadline: January 14, 2015


Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarship
The purpose of the grant is to support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2015


Pride Foundation Scholarships
Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight ally community from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Preference is given to students who are self-identified LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBTQ community. All scholarships emphasize demonstrated commitment to equality and civil rights for all people.

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015


Donald Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.

Application Deadline: January 20, 2015


Alberta Scholarships Program: Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015


Walter S. Barr Fellowships
Fellowship applicants must be residents of Hampden County, MA or qualified former residents.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015


Jewish Federation of North America FEREP Graduate Scholarship Program
The FEREP program awards up to $40,000 for specified areas of graduate study in return for a minimum two-year paid work commitment in a North American Jewish Federation.  Eligibility is limited to US and Canadian citizens.

Application Deadline: February 6, 2015


Pi Gamma Mu Scholarships
Pi Gamma Mu’s scholarships are intended for the first or second year of graduate work in the areas of sociology, anthropology, political science, history, economics, international relations, public administration, criminal justice, law, social work, psychology, and human/cultural geography.  Applicants must be members of the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015


Stanley M. Schoenfeld Memorial Scholarship
The NYS Government Finance Officers Association created this scholarship fund to encourage college students to pursue a career in government finance. The scholarship is available for students who are enrolled in a postgraduate program in public affairs/management (with a concentration in finance) at an accredited college or university in New York State.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2015


Armenian-American Citizens’ League Educational and Scholarship Fund
Eight to twelve individual scholarship awards are given in the amount of $1,000-$2,000. The scholarship recipients are notified in April.  Eligibility: Permanent resident of the United States. Permanent residence for two years in California.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015