The SIPA Office of Financial Aid is pleased to announce that SIPA is one of the few schools whose students have been selected to apply for a scholarship from the Straus Historical Society.

This scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2019 semester and supports students whose professional goal is in the field of public service. $5,000 will be awarded to a qualified student who has been accepted to or is currently enrolled in a program leading to such a career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The award will be based on academic achievement as well as an essay of 500 -1000 words that describes a social problem the applicant considers important and offers ideas on steps that might be taken to meet that problem.

Visit their website for more information. The application deadline is January 31, 2019. A transcript must accompany the application; applicants who have yet to enroll at Columbia or whose fall 2018 grades will not be complete by the time of the application may alternately submit a copy of their undergraduate transcript.