Enrolling at SIPA – and living in New York City – represents a serious financial obligation. SIPA has made a firm commitment in recent years to devoting more resources to scholarship and fellowship programs, and fundraising efforts continue so that we can make a SIPA education more affordable.
External resources available as well, from all over the world, and SIPA students annually find millions of dollars in such scholarships each year. Our Office of Financial Aid maintains a searchable database of such scholarships, along with providing links to other free scholarship search sites, and we encourage all applicants to search for these funding opportunities throughout the application process and even once they are enrolled.
We have recently come across two awards that may be of interest to some applicants, but please check our website and keep updated with this very Admissions Blog for many more opportunities:
Straus Historical Society
The goal the Straus Historical Society scholarship program is to help support the continuing education of a student or students whose professional goal is in the field of public service. The Society defines public service as employment in government, the uniform services, public interest in non-governmental research and/or educational and nonprofit organizations, such as those whose primary purposes or to help needy or disadvantage persons or to protect the environment. Columbia University is one of only three schools selected for applications for the 2019/2020 school year. The application can be found on the Straus Historical Society website.
Application deadline: November 1, 2018.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
The Foundation offers over $500,000 in funding to students from Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway to undertake graduate level study and research in the United States. Awards are made in all fields. See this website for more information.
The application will open in November, with a deadline of April 1, 2019.