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Know SIS: Our Partners

Our Partners

SIS is proud to work with the following outstanding organizations and programs.

For Peace Corps and AmeriCorps Volunteers

 


For Students Interested in Peace Corps Service

The School of International Service participates in the Master's International Program, integrating graduate study at SIS and United States Peace Corps service into a single program.

The MI program is open to all students who have been admitted to a master’s degree program in SIS and who are also admitted to the Peace Corps. MI students begin their first year of graduate coursework at SIS. After receiving a Peace Corps placement, students travel to their respective sites and begin training.

While in service, MI students draw on their graduate experience while focused on Peace Corps service and earn 6 credits (the tuition of which will be waived) towards their master’s degree requirements during their 27-month service. After completing Peace Corps, MI students return to SIS to finish their graduate course work.

More information about Master's International at SIS
Master's International Homepage at peacecorps.gov

For Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs)

The School of International Service recognizes the contributions of returned Peace Corps volunteers. SIS will provide admitted RPCV students with six credit hours of tuition remission in exchange for a commitment to service in the local community (in the form of an internship placement). In addition, the admissions application fee is also waived for current and returned Peace Corps volunteers.


More information about this award is provided to qualifying students at the time of admission.


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For over 50 years, service has been central and core to the mission of the School of International Service. Admitted AmeriCorps volunteers who have been awarded the Segal Education Award receive a guaranteed minimum scholarship award equal to one academic credit up to a maximum of 18 credits for highly qualified applicants. In addition, the admissions application fee is also waived for current and returned AmeriCorps volunteers.

More information about this award is provided to qualifying students at the time of admission.

Segal Education Award Homepage at americorps.gov

Additional Funding Partnerships

SIS has funding partnerships with the following organizations for individuals that meet the criteria specified. Please contact the partner organizations for additional information.

Charles B. Rangel Fellowship

SIS offers bridging funds to all recipients of the Charles Rangel Fellowship. For more information on the Rangel fellowship, please visit: http://www.rangelprogram.org/

Colfurturo

SIS will provide a scholarship of 50% tuition for up to five admitted full-time SIS graduate students who are selected as beneficiaries of Colfuturo each academic year. SIS will offer this support for master's students for a period of two years and for PhD students for four years. For more information on Colfurturo, please visit: http://www.colfuturo.org

Fulbright Fellowship

SIS works closely with IIE and Fulbright officers from around the world and may offer matching funds to eligible Fulbright Fellows. For more information on the Fulbright program, please visit: http://fulbright.state.gov/

Institute for International and Public Policy (IIPP)

SIS offers a generous in-kind fellowship to all incoming eligible participants in the undergraduate IIPP program. IIPP fellows have their application fees waived. For more information on the undergraduate IIPP program, please visit: http://www.uncfsp.org/spknowledge/default.aspx?page=program.view&areaid=2&contentid=174&typeid=iipp

McNAIR FELLOWS

SIS offers at least one fellowship yearly to newly admitted graduate students who were participants in the McNair program as undergraduates. McNair Fellows also have their application fees waived. For more information on the McNair program, please visit http://mcnairscholars.com/

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowship

Each academic year, the School of International Service will provide a 20% tuition discount for up to five qualified GAS scholarship and / or Rowe Fund loan recipients admitted to an SIS graduate program. Those same discounts shall apply to any OAS scholarship and loan recipients already enrolled at the School of International Service prior to receiving an OAS scholarship unless the scholarship and loan recipients have already been admitted under a more favorable arrangement. For more information on the OAS scholarships and loans, please visit: http://www.educoas.org/

Pickering Fellowship

SIS offers a generous in-kind fellowship to all incoming eligible participants in the undergraduate Pickering program. Pickering fellows do not need to pay the application fee. For more information on the Pickering Fellowship programs, please visit: http://www.woodrow.org/

Public Policy in International Affairs (PPIA)

SIS offers two-thirds to full tuition scholarships to newly admitted PPIA fellows. Application fee waivers are also available. For more information on the undergraduate PPIA program, please visit: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/

Teach for China

This exciting new partnership between SIS and Teach for China offers TFC alumni application fee waivers and the opportunity to be considered for SIS funding. Every year, up to five admitted TFC alumni will be offered an SIS scholarship and the opportunity to complete a service project with an SIS partner organization. For more information on Teach for China, please visit: http://www.tfchina.org/

Yellow Ribbon Program

SIS supports American University’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon program for eligible veterans. Veterans do not have to pay the application fee to SIS graduate programs. For more information please visit AU's Yellow Ribbon website.

 

University Partners Around the World

  • American University in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt)
  • China Studies Institute (Beijing, China)
  • Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Korea University (Seoul, Korea)
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Ås, Norway)
  • Peruvian Diplomatic Academy (Lima, Peru)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia)
  • Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Sciences Po (Paris, France)
  • Sookmyung Women's University (Seoul, Korea)
  • St. Petersburg University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • UN University for Peace (San Jose, Costa Rica)
  • Universite Montpeliier 1 (Montpellier, France)
  • Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Learn more about these partnerships: SISAbroad


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