Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute

This scholarship is listed by UTSA’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, which supports current UTSA students on the undergraduate and graduate levels to apply to opportunities outside of UTSA. Students are encouraged to work with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards and Fellowships as early as possible to discuss the application process. While some applications are short, drafting application materials for major awards may take months of preparation, and application materials should reflect this high level of preparation. Please note that we do not advise students on other scholarship opportunities listed on the scholarship hub outside of the “External” section.

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program is an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in graduate school and become future leaders. Students study a curriculum that includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues, and leadership topics to sharpen their quantitative, analytic, and communication skills. Program sites include Princeton University, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and Carnegie Mellon University. All majors are welcome.

Award: Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute; Assistance with travel expenses for those that qualify; maximum stipend of $1,500; housing and meal plan; and books and course materials. Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a master’s degree

*Eligibility Requirements: *

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a junior at time of application
  • Must not have earned a bachelor’s degree before the start of the Junior Summer Institute
  • Seeking a career in public service

Deadline: early November

Interested applicants should visit the website below for the scholarship to learn more about the award. If you plan to apply to this specific program and would like application support, please contact Andrew Chapman of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards by filling out the following intake form. Please do not submit this intake form to inquire about other awards listed in the Scholarship Hub.

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