The Washington Center: Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar

Program Overview

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 Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar will be entirely virtual. While this program will not count for academic credit, it is an essential resource for college students interested in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes in the nation’s capital. Combining lectures, site visits, tours and special events, it is one of the best ways to see the impact of the political process and learn how national leaders address important issues.

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


You must meet the following requirements to apply for SGPP sponsored participation in the Inside Washington Academic Seminar: 

  • Be a declared SGPP major (Law, Criminal Justice Studies, Public Management and Policy, or Political Science)
  • Be in junior or senior standing (minimum 60 units completed)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Currently attending the UA main campus

All stipends are credited to your Bursars Account. Deficits on the Bursars account will be satisfied before a refund will be issued to a student. 

All student travelers are held to the Student Code of Conduct standards while representing the UA at off-campus events/locations.

Stipends and travel information will not apply to the January 2021 Academic Seminar. 

How to Apply 

Complete the online application 

Application is now closed. The May 2021 seminar funding application will open in February 2021. 

As part of your application, you will need to upload the following documents: 

  • Résumé (include current education AND career, scholarship and volunteer experience)
  • Brief statement answering the following question (500 words): How will this program help you achieve your future professional interests.