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.

64th United States Air Force Academy Assembly

Waging Peace on The Final Frontier - Shaping the Future of Space Policy & Defense

Event Details and eligibility:

  • October 25-27, 2022 in Colorado Springs, CO
  • SGPP Junior or Senior (completed 60 units by end of Spring 2022 semester and enrolled full-time in Fall 2022 semester)
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 11:59pm, (late or incomplete applications can not be considered)

Application Link:


Event Description: Delegates from a variety of undergraduate institutions will work together in simulations to resolve pressing space-related issues led by subject matter experts, as well as have several opportunities to engage with a lineup of notable space academics and leaders. Space is the future, and it is up to us to decide how generations to come will approach it.  This year’s Assembly will be a unique and unparalleled opportunity for professional development, networking, and general insight into the complexities that make up the international norms and conflicts of the space domain.

Additional Information:

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 $275

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. Students may apply to attend either (or both) The Inside Washing Seminar (May 23rd - 27th, 2022) or The National Security Seminar (May 16th - 20th, 2022) -  hosted by the Washington Center.  

See Program and Application Details

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