he Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 PPIA Fellowship. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2015.
About the PPIA Fellowship
The PPIA Program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs. Accepted students participate in an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer before their senior year on one of the following Junior Summer Institute (JSI) campuses:
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of California, Berkeley
The deadline for application to the 2016 summer institutes is November 1, 2015.  Applications can be submitted through the PPIA website, at: www.ppiaprogram.org.
Benefits of Participation
  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
  • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
  • University housing with a meal plan.
  • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
  • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
  • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
  • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.
Virtual Information Session
There will be a virtual information session on Thursday, September 17 at 1pm ET. Visithttp://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/2016jsiwebinar1/ to register to participate.

Eligibility

  • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs. In addition:
    • UC Berkeley (including the Law Fellows program) and Princeton University can accept international students who are studying at US institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2016 and August 2017.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
  • Economic need is given consideration during the review of applications.
  • All academic majors are welcome to apply!