SIPA is proud to partner with several organizations that provide scholarship funding to individuals interested in international and Public Affairs and one such organization is the Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program (IIPP).

Individuals apply in their sophomore year of college and participate in academic and professional programs to help prepare for graduate school.  Funding is also included and SIPA agrees to match funding provided by IIPP.  If you are a college sophomore or know someone who is, please pass along this great opportunity.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Application Opened September 16th for UNCF Special Programs Corporation’s Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program

: The UNCF Special Programs Corporation’s Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship Program is now entering its 17th year. The Institute seeks to enhance U.S. national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a representative cross-section of the American citizenry. The IIPP also seeks to broaden access to international education and training opportunities for underrepresented minority college students.

The IIPP Fellowship Program provides students from underrepresented minority groups with education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Ours is a comprehensive program of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, graduate study, and student services that include mentoring and career development. Additionally, the Institute provides students with the education and training necessary to successfully enter, advance, and provide leadership in international affairs careers.

Fellowship Components:

  • Sophomore Summer Policy Institute
  • Junior Year Study Abroad
  • Junior Summer Policy Institute
  • Summer Language Institute
  • International Internship
  • Internationally Focused Advanced Degree Program
  • Wraparound Student Services (academic, study abroad, and career advising)

Eligibility Requirements – We welcome applications from undergraduate sophomores who:

  • Are enrolled full-time at an accredited, four–year baccalaureate-granting institution.
  • Are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents (documentary support required).
  • Will remain enrolled at their undergraduate institution for two years following their acceptance to the Fellowship.
  • Have a minimum 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Have a strong demonstrated interest in international affairs.
  • Are an underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander).
  • Plan to seek admission to an internationally focused advanced degree program.

Students from underrepresented minority groups, especially those from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Other Minority Serving Institutions (OMIs) are particularly encouraged to apply. Though not a requirement, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete at least one of the following courses before starting the IIPP Fellowship: international affairs, foreign policy, a foreign language, political science, sociology, macro/micro-economics, statistics and/or journalism.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2011


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