The Washington Center: National Security Seminar & Inside Washington 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. SGPP funding will cover seminar costs and a travel stipend. Students may apply to attend either (or both)  The National Security Seminar (May 16th - 20th, 2022) or The Inside Washing Seminar (May 23rd - 27th, 2022) -  hosted by the Washington Center.  

While these programs 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.

Funding is available to cover the seminar program fee (approximately $2000) and a $500 bursars stipend to assist with airfare/travel costs. Housing is provided and included in the program fee cost that is fully funded by SGPP. The seminar program fee will be paid by SGPP directly to the Washington Center. Please note the seminar program fee cost does not include food, Washington DC city travel, or personal expenses.


You must meet the following requirements to apply for SGPP sponsored participation in the Washington Center Inside Washington 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.

How to Apply 

The Application for SGPP funding for the May 2022 Inside Washington Seminar and National Security Seminar has now closed. The Washington Center Seminar applications for January 2023 will open in Fall 2022. 

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.