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Academic Seminar - Application for Funding

National Security Academic Seminar : May 13-23, 2018 in Washington D.C.

Application Dates: Wednesday, February 21- Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:00 A.M.

**This trip is FULLY FUNDED by the SGPP and includes a $500 airfare stipend.**

Join college students from around the country for one week in Washington, D.C. to explore the protection of U.S. interests at home, abroad and online. You'll be in the room with national security experts who tackle these issues every day. Get access to organizations and agencies tourists can't and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this intriguing field. While you're here you can investigate your own professional interests and build a professional network. You may even discover a career path you hadn't considered.
  • Speakers: You’ll hear from and engage with some of the most distinguished speakers and public national security experts in Washington, D.C. Some of our past speakers include Director of Homeland Security, Dr. Dan Massey and former CIA Director, John Brennan.
  • Site Visits: We'll help you explore this important topic through the lens of Washington, D.C. and take you into government agencies, think tanks, embassies, media outlets and more. You'll get a behind the scenes look at how our nation’s capital works. In the past, we've taken groups to the Truman National Security Project, Heritage Foundation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the MITRE Corporation.
  • Small Group Sessions: Faculty lead these sessions allowing for candid give-and-take discussions to help you digest the information you've heard throughout the day. Faculty encourage respectful debate and foster an open environment where you can confidently express your thoughts without fear.

Seminar Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in an SGPP undergraduate major (GPP Minors are not eligible)
    • Criminal Justice Studies, Law, Political Science or Public Management & Policy
  • Currently possess a 2.75 GPA (or higher) at the University of Arizona and in your major
  • Must be enrolled full time for the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters
  • Have no Dean of Students disciplinary alerts in your academic record (you will have been notified if you have been disciplined)
  • Participate in the program fully and complete all assignments - failure to complete assigned work will impede future funding opportunities from SGPP
  • Documents to submit with Application: Updated resume and 500 word essay (How will this experience compliment your academic career in the School of Government & Public Policy)

Please note that first time attendees will be given preference over previous attendees. 

Students who accept a spot for the seminars and later withdraw from the program are subject to a $500 late registration/early withdrawal fee. 

APPLICATION