Public Service Fellowship for College Juniors Expands to Sixth University in 2022

University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance to Host JSI

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (September 1, 2021) -- The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program announced today a sixth host school, the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, for its Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship. The JSI is a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The University of Washington previously hosted the fellowship under the first model of the PPIA Program in the 1980s and 1990s, then known as the Sloan Fellows Program.

“It’s clear that academic leaders committed to diversity and inclusion don’t hesitate to invest in proven initiatives like the Junior Summer Institute,” said PPIA Executive Director Simone Gbolo. “We welcome this expanded partnership with the UW Evans School and Dean Jodi Sandfort as PPIA continues to empower diverse changemakers in all sectors of public service.”

The UW Evans School’s partnership brings the total students served next summer to nearly 150 fellows. The fellowship is at no cost to participants, with JSI tuition, transportation, housing, and a stipend provided. After successful completion of the JSI, fellows receive a minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA Consortium School if admitted for a master’s degree. The application for the 2022 summer session launched today and closes on November 1, 2021. PPIA expects to receive more than 500 applications this cycle from college students across the nation. To learn more about the Junior Summer Institute and apply, visit PPIA’s website.

About PPIA Program: Established in 1980, PPIA is the largest diversity initiative in the U.S. focused on careers and advanced degrees in public service. Its mission is to cultivate the next generations of diverse public service and international affairs professionals by investing in their education, essential skills, and networks to effect domestic and global change. For more information, contact the PPIA at

About UW Evans School: The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance educates leaders, generates knowledge, and hosts communities to co-create solutions to pressing societal problems.

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