About the Fellowship
The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI).
JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses:
- The Ford School – University of Michigan
- The Goldman School – UC Berkeley
- Heinz College – Carnegie Mellon University
- Woodrow Wilson School – Princeton University
Benefits of Participation
- Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
- Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
- A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
- University housing with a meal plan.
- Books and related course materials at your JSI.
- Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
- Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree or select PhD programs. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
- Fee waiver when applying to programs that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium. (If you’re awarded the PPIA Fellowship, SIPA will waive your application fee when you apply.)
Eligible candidates are current undergrads who will be completing their B.A. between December 2016 and August 2017. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2015. Learn more.