The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) offers merit-based academic scholarships to entering students in the Master of Arts in Global Affairs program.

To be recommended for a merit-based scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a fully-admitted student entering the first semester of the MAGA program.
  • Have an undergraduate/upper division GPA of 3.5 or higher (Upper division 60 credits GPA or Master’s degree GPA of 3.5 or higher)
  • Submit a one page, written statement describing the reasons why the applicant merits this academic scholarship.
    • The statement should highlight the candidate’s academic and professional accomplishments. (ie. awards, volunteer service performed, career aspirations and community or professional involvement).

To complete the application form please click here.

All awards are distributed on a first come-first serve basis. Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible. Since the number of awards are limited, not all students who meet the criteria are guaranteed an award. The total number and amount will vary on the resources available.

The scholarship committee meets in June and July to review the applications.

We will begin reviewing scholarship applications April 15th until the scholarship application cut-off of July 9th.

Application and written statement should be emailed to Malena Torres at