The PPIA program prepares undergraduates
to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI).
JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses:
- The Ford School – University of Michigan
- The Goldman School – UC Berkeley
- Heinz College – Carnegie Mellon University
- Humphrey School of Public Affairs – University of Minnesota
- Woodrow Wilson School – Princeton University
Eligible candidates are current undergrads who will be completing their B.A. between December 2017 and August 2018. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.
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 or select PhD programs. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
- Fee waiver when applying to programs that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.