Student Funding Opportunities

Main campus SGPP juniors and seniors can apply for funding to help cover the costs of conference travel, study abroad, GRE/LSAT Test Prep Courses, textbook scholarships, and many other great opportunities.

These funding opportunities are available for SGPP main campus undergraduate students who have completed 60 units and are paying program fees. Be sure to also check out our scholarship page for more opportunities.

Graduate students can apply for Ph.D. funding opportunities.

Travel Funding Stipend

Main Campus 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 page.

Apply for a travel stipend

Graduate Test Prep Stipend

If you are a main campus SGPP Junior or senior completing a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT test prep course from the Think Tankyou can apply for this stipend.

  • Think Tank Test Prep Courses: up to $325.00

Apply for Grad Test Prep Stipend

Textbook Scholarship

SGPP main campus Junior and senior students may apply for a 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.

Apply for Textbook Scholarship

Melody S. Robidoux, Washington, D.C. Housing Stipend

SGPP majors may receive a stipend for housing if they have secured an internship in Washington, D.C. 

Application details and deadline on the Washington, D.C. Housing Stipend page.

Learn more about the Washington D.C. Housing Stipend

Teaching English Abroad Certification

SGPP has funding available to sponsor main campus junior and senior students in our dept to enroll in a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate program. This certification may be of particular interest to students planning careers in international relations or foreign affairs.

See program details

The Washington Center: National Security Seminar & Inside Washington Seminar

The School of Government and Public Policy has funding available to sponsor eligible students to attend an academic seminar program in Washington D.C. SGPP funding will cover seminar costs and a travel stipend. The next Washington Center Seminars will be held in May 2023, with SGPP applications opening in March 2023. Students can read about The Washington Center Seminars (and other programs) at their website:

See Program and Application Details

Melody S. Robidoux Emergency Student Funding Application

Melody S. Robidoux, who is a long-time donor to the university's School of Government and Public Policy, and has generously donated funds to assist students who are facing hardship as they work to complete their university journey. SGPP majors with a minimum 2.25 GPA are eligible for Think Tank tutoring and Bursar's balance funds.

Robidoux Emergency Funding Details

Ronald and Karen Rose Internship Stipend

The Ronald R. Rose and Karen M. Rose Internship Stipend is a funding opportunity for SGPP students that is meant to assist Political Science students who are completing an unpaid internship opportunity. Please see the Ronald and Karen Rose Internship Stipend Details for more information on eligibility and how to apply. 

Ronald and Karen Rose Internship Stipend Details

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