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Public Policy:

Scholarships and Fellowships





Application Quarter, Year

Application Materials

Letters of Recommendation

Truman Scholarship*

Graduate School Funding for Public Service Career

$30,000 (possible to defer enrollment in school >4 years)

Fall Quarter (December),

3rd Year

Short Essays,


3, written to specific aspect of candidacy

PPIA Junior Summer Institutes

Academic preparation for Grad School

7 weeks (summer)/

minimum $5,000 to consortium graduate school

Fall Quarter


3rd Year

1 large essay (one page), supplementary essays (one to two paragraphs)


Carnegie Endowment

Junior Fellows*

Junior position at international think tank

1 year position after graduation ($38,000)

Fall Quarter


4th Year

1 Personal Statement (two pages),

1 Topic Paper (three pages)


Hertog Foundation Summer Fellowships

Intensive academic and cultural experience

7 weeks (summer), (housing, materials, $2,500 stipend)

Winter Quarter



1 Personal Statement (<1,000 words),

1 Writing Sample (<20 pages)


Udall Scholarship*

Environmental activism/policy; Native American Public Policy/Health

$7,000 for academic expenses

Winter Quarter (January),

2nd and 3rd Year

Short Essays, Udall Essay



* Requires UChicago endorsement (facilitated through CCSA)

The College Center for Scholarly Advancement

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