Funding and Scholarships

The Washington Center Seminar Attendees, January 2018

The School of Government and Public Policy offers many student scholarships!

Please navigate the links on the left or below for more information.

Students should also review the Scholarship Universe Website for additional Scholarship. 

Complete List of SGPP Scholarships and Descriptions


The Washington Center: National Security Seminar (Application Dates: February 21- March 7 at 9:00am) APPLICATION 

May 13-23, 2018: 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.

English Teaching Certification (TEFL Summer Certificate Program)

  • 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 this summer. This certification may be of particular interest to students planning careers in international relations or foreign affairs. Program Details can be found here:

SGPP Scholarships

  • Scholarships for the School of Government and Public Policy are now on Scholarship Universe.
  • Scholarship Applications are processed during the month of March for the following fall/spring year.

Graduate Test Prep Reimbursement

  • If you are completing a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT test prep course from the Think Tank or the UA Graduate College, you can apply for reimbursement.
    • Think Tank Test Prep Courses: up to $250
    • UA Grad College Test Prep Courses: up to $125

Travel Funding Stipend

  • Students may be reimbursed for travel expenses for academic conferences, out-of-state or international internships, study abroad programs, and student exchange programs. 
    ​Eligible Expenses
    • Airfare (up to $500 for domestic; $1,000 for international) 
    • Conference registration fees (up to $500) 
    • Please read the requirements and application processes carefully- they are located on the Travel Stipend Website!