The Washington Center Seminars

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 2024, with SGPP applications opening in Late February/Early March 2024. Students can read about The Washington Center Seminars (and other programs) at their website:


National Security Seminar - May 2024

Explore the protection of U.S. interests at home, abroad, and online.

Spend a week in Washington, D.C. with college students from across the country and dive into the national security challenges facing the world today. You’ll interact with experts and public figures, go behind the scenes of organizations throughout the city, discover new career paths and come away with a competitive advantage.

This seminar will be held May 14 – 22, but no TWC programming will take place over the weekend! You'll be free to explore D.C.

  • Check-In: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Check-Out: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Learn more here:

SGPP students may apply to receive funding to attend the above Seminar hosted by The Washington Center, see details on applying below.

Eligible Expenses 

  • The Washington Center Seminar Program Fee ($2295.00)
  • Airfare Costs (provided to students as a $500.00 stipend)

*The seminar program fee will be paid by SGPP directly to The Washington Center.

*Please note the seminar program fee does not include food, Washington DC city travel, or personal expenses.


You must meet the following requirements to apply for stipends/reimbursements: 

  • You must be a declared SGPP major (Law, Criminal Justice Studies, Public Management & Policy, or Political Science)
  • Junior or Senior status (minimum of 60 credits completed) with a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Paying SGPP Program fees.
  • Individual student awards may not exceed $2500 total over the course of their time in an SGPP major. 
  • You will be held to the Student Code of Conduct standards while representing the UA at off-campus events/locations.

All stipends/reimbursements are credited to the student's bursar account. Any deficits on the student's bursar account will be satisfied before a refund will be issued. 

How to Apply 

Do not wait until the last day to submit online applications! Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for funding

  1. Complete the Online Application
    As part of your application, you will need to upload the following documents: 
  • Brief Essay Statement answering the following questions (250 - 500 words): 
    • How is this program relevant to your major in the School of Government and Public Policy?
    • How will this program help you achieve your future professional interests? 
  • Résumé - including current education, career, scholarship and volunteer experience

Application Deadline: March 20, 2024

Apply Here

Any questions should be directed to Sabryna Jaimez:

All student stipends are contingent on the availability of funds.