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Academic Seminar - Application for Funding

Inside Washington Academic Seminar : January 6-13, 2019 in Washington D.C.

Application Dates: Monday, October 1- Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

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

Join TWC for an assessment of what awaits on the political and media horizons following the 2018 midterm elections. This seminar will give you exclusive access to media organizations, congressional offices and think tanks throughout Washington, D.C. and will expose you to the perspectives of national movers and shakers. The Inside Washington Seminar is also a great opportunity to build and expand your professional network and explore career paths you may have never considered.
  • Speakers: You’ll hear from and engage with some of the most distinguished speakers and public figures in D.C. Past speakers include NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and White House Correspondent April Ryan.
  • Site Visits: We'll help you explore Washington, D.C. like no tourist ever could, taking you into government agencies, think tanks, embassies, media outlets and more all around the city. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how our nation’s capital works. In the past we've taken groups to the Cato Institute, Voice of America, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and various politically-focused organizations.
  • Small Group SessionsFaculty from all over the country lead these sessions allowing for candid give-and-take discussions to help you digest the information you've heard throughout the day. We 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 Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 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. 


NOTE: January Washington Seminar attendees will miss the first three academic days of the Spring 2019 Semester. SGPP will provide a program sponsorship form for students to provide to their instructors. This does not excuse any academic responsibilities for Spring 2019.