Congratulations to all of the winners of the Columbia Graduate Global Policy Fellowships! Among the winners are seven SIPA students, two of which are are Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy students, which is one of the submission requirements for this fellowship.

Interschool Fellowships are open for application. Each year, Columbia makes a few scholarships and fellowships available to students from all schools within the University. These awards, known as Interschool Fellowships, are the result of donations from generous supporters of the University and tend to have very specific eligibility criteria.

Click here for the Interschool Fellowship application. The deadline is Friday, June 22, and any documents that require original copies of official sealed documents should be delivered directly to the SIPA Financial Aid Office by the that date.

Since these awards are for all Columbia University students, SIPA nominates eligible applicants but does not choose the recipients. The decisions will be made later this summer. We encourage SIPA students to click here for more information about the fellowships and application process. Here are some descriptions of the available fellowships:

  • Clifford and Siegfried Upton Scholarship — Requirements: Children, adopted children, and step-children of the employees of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (Boston-based), its subsidiaries, or successor companies.  Available to graduate or undergraduate students.
  • Leta Stetter Hollingworth Fellowship — Requirements: Columbia graduate student who is also a woman graduating from or has graduated from the University of Nebraska.
  • Paul Nichoplas Scholarship Fund — Requirements: A male or female student in any area of the University who has attended college or university in Greece.  Available to graduate or undergraduate students.
  • Vladimir and Olga Poder Fund — Requirements: Estonian-speaking students attending Columbia. Available to graduate or undergraduate students.
  • George W. Ellis Fellowship — Requirements: Graduate students who are residents of Vermont or who have graduated from an accredited Vermont college or university.
  • The Lydia C. Chamberlain — Requirements: Students who have resided at any time in the State of Iowa and graduated from a college or university located in Iowa. The award is based on scholastic standing, seriousness of purpose, moral character and the real need of financial help and used to pursue advanced and graduate studies in Columbia University.

Pretty specific, right? So if you meet the full criteria for any of these Interschool Fellowships, click here to apply. Again, the deadline is Friday, June 22, and applications (and any necessary documents) must be submitted to the SIPA Office of Financial Aid by then. And of course, contact us if you have any questions at 212-854-6216 or