Ppia Fellowship Application Essays

2018 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information - Post #15

HKS Partnership Fellowships

HKS partners with a number of prestigious public service fellowship organizations. Admitted applicants who are granted funding from these organizations receive additional financial assistance from HKS, as long as the admitted applicants complete the HKS financial aid application.  

While these fellowship deadlines have mostly passed for incoming 18/19 students, we wanted to highlight these partnerships if you were a participant in any these programs or if you are an undergraduate thinking of applying to HKS in the future.  

Payne International Development Fellowship Program                                    

This fellowship program administered by Howard University is for graduating seniors or college graduates to prepare for careers as Foreign Service Officers in USAID.

Application Deadline: Mid-January

Check out this blog post for more complete information.

2018 Application Cycle Fellowship Post 13 (Payne Fellowship Program)  

Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. In 2018 the Rangel Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $37,500 annually for a two year period for tuition, room.

Application Deadline: Late September

Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program        

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

This fellowship provides up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

Timeline and FAQ Page  

Application Deadline: Mid-January

Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA)

HKS continues to partner with the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program PPIA Fellowship.

While the consideration process is competitive and awards amounts can differ, HKS/PPIA awards typically provide very significant funding.  HKS applicants who participated in PPIA participants should be sure to complete the financial aid application for full consideration

If you are looking to apply here are a couple of key eligibility requirements and deadline info from their website:

  • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident, you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs.  International students, who are currently studying at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply, and may be accepted to study at select U.S. institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2018 and August 2019.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree before start of Junior Summer Institute.

Application Deadline: Early November

You can learn more about the PPIA program in is this previous blog post.

Truman Fellowship

As the living memorial to thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. It provides $30,000 towards use for a graduate education.

HKS strongly supports students who have received this fellowship and as such will often add an additional amount of grant funding to students with reported Truman awards.

Students must be college juniors to apply.

Application Deadline: Early February

Series Links

Post #1 - The 2018 HKS Financial Aid Application Deadline
Post #2 - Constantly be on the Lookout
Post #3 - September Financial Aid Virtual Information Sessions
Post #4 - Student Financial Services Funding Resource Database
Post #5 - Gaining Access to the HKS Financial Aid Application
Post #6 - U.S. Latino Leadership Fellowship
Post #7 - Public Service Fellowships
Post #8 - Latin America Related Fellowships
Post #9 - Asia Related Fellowships
Post #10 - Zuckerman Fellowship
Post #11 - Middle East Related Fellowships
Post #12 - Science/Technology Fellowships
Post #13 - Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Post #14 - Center for Public Leadership Fellowships

Fellowships for Undergraduates

The PPIA Fellowship builds bonds that last a lifetime. Just ask the 2008 cohort of University of California, Berkeley PPIA Fellows! Check out the video below where they share updates on what their cohort has been up to since their Junior Summer Institute.

The deadline to apply for summer 2017 is November 1, 2017.

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The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

Once a student has successfully completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of nearly 4,000 leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.

About the Graduate School Consortium

PPIA’s Graduate School Consortium is comprised of over 40 public policy and international affairs programs from across the county. These institutions share PPIA’s commitment to increasing inclusion in public service and are committed to supporting our fellows in their pursuit of a graduate education. Fellows who apply to receive a graduate degree at these schools are able to waive the application fees and, if accepted, are guaranteed a minimum, one-time financial award of $5,000 from the school, although most programs are able to provide financial assistant well above this level.

PPIA Fellows are encouraged to gain work experience before applying to graduate school. Our Graduate School Consortium members guarantee benefits for at least five years after fellows complete their undergraduate degree.



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