Student Funding Opportunites

The Washington Center Seminar Attendees, January 2018

The School of Government and Public Policy offers many student funding opportunities!

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

The Washington Center: Inside Washington (Application Dates: October 1- October 19 at 5:00pm) APPLICATION 

January 6th-13th, 2019: Join TWC for an assessment of what awaits on the political and media horizons following the 2018 midterm elections.The 2018 midterms are poised to be the most consequential election many of us have witnessed to date. Control of both chambers of Congress will be determined. With a near record number of lawmakers not seeking re-election and an abundance of first-time candidates, the 116th Congress is likely to deliver more fresh faces to Washington than any election in recent memory. You could experience the policy implications of the new Congress from campus, or you can experience firsthand the electoral outcome through Inside Washington 2019 Seminar. 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.

Textbook Scholarship

  • Eligible students may apply for an SGPP sponsored textbook scholarship through the UA bookstore. The textbook scholarship includes up to $250 to be used on textbooks at the UA bookstore for one semester.

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:

Graduate Test Prep Stipend

  • 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 stipend.
    • Think Tank Test Prep Courses: up to $275
    • UA Grad College Test Prep Courses: up to $150

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!