Student Funding Opportunities

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 undergraduate students. Be sure to also check out our scholarship page for more opportunities.

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

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 page.

Apply for a travel stipend

Graduate Test Prep Stipend

If you are completing a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT test prep course from the Think Tankyou can apply for stipend.

  • Think Tank Test Prep Courses: up to $275

Apply for Grad Test Prep Stipend

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.

Apply for Textbook Scholarship

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

SGPP majors may receive a stipend for housing if they have secured a summer 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

English Teaching Certification

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 over the summer. This certification may be of particular interest to students planning careers in international relations or foreign affairs.

See program details

The Washington Center: Inauguration 2021 Virtual Academic 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. The January 2021 Inauguration Academic Seminar will be entirely virtual. While this program will not count for academic credit, it is a great opportunity to learn more about the political process and learn how national leaders address important issues.

Seminar details can be found on the Washington Center Inauguration 2021Academic Seminar Webpage

See Program and Application Details

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