SGPP Sponsored Programs

The School of Government and Public Policy strives to provide students with resources and experiences to enhance their professional and academic growth. 

Inside Washington: Academic Seminar (January 3-9 & 10-16, 2016)

The School of Government and Public Policy has funding available to sponsor eligible students to attend a 1 or 2 week academic seminar program in Washington D.C. Students may choose to attend week one, week two, or both weeks. While this program will not count for academic credit, it is a great opportunity to learn more about the political process and learn how national leaders address important issues.
NOTE: First time applicants will be given preference for attending the seminars. 

Week 1: In Pursuit of the Presidency - January 3-9, 2016
With the presidential primaries and caucuses scheduled to begin in February 2016, In Pursuit of the Presidency examines how presidential hopefuls pursue the nation’s most prominent elected office.. This academic seminar provides a valuable and important discussions of the policy issues, candidates, nomination process, campaign finance, electoral strategy and the impact and use of the media during the presidential campaigns.
Week 2: Politics and the Media - January 10-16, 2016
The second week will provide special insight into how the media covers national politics and policies and communicates them to various audiences. It will also focus on how candidates are using new media to bypass both the traditional political process and traditional news gatekeepers.
FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00 am (no exceptions)
***Students will need to submit a current Resume and 500 word Essay in their application.***

SGPP students can apply using this link: SGPP APPLICATION


Criminal Justice Association Membership Funding

SGPP has funds available to cover half the membership cost for seniors and juniors majoring in Public Management and Policy ($10). To request funding, please email the following information to Gloria Manzanedo at

  • Type "Request for CJA Funding" in Subject Line
  • Type your Name, Student ID, Email Address in body of email

Getting approved for funding does not automatically enroll you in the club. You will still need to officially sign up for the club by attending one of the first club meetings (dates and times be announced in the coming weeks). Once you have signed up and paid your portion ($10), SGPP will cover the remaining amount.

English Teacher Training

The School of Government and Public Policy has funding available to sponsor eligible students to enroll in a 100-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification program each summer. This certification may be of particular interest to students planning careers in international relations or foreign affairs. The total cost of the 100-hour TEFL program is $1600 tuition + $50 application fee.  SGPP will cover half the tuition cost ($800). Recipients will be responsible for the $50 application fee and $800 tuition. After recipients have applied for the program and paid their portion, SGPP will pay the remaining $800 directly to TEFL. 

Funding Application will open in April, 2016.