Scholarships and Fellowships

Presidential Scholarships
Each year, the Institute may award a limited number of full-tuition grants to highly qualified M.A. applicants who most fully embody the mission of the Institute. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in at least eight credit hours per semester. These grants are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on admissions application materials and/or scholarship application package (for returning students).

Statesman Scholarships
The Institute awards to qualified M.A. students a limited number of competitive scholarships that cover up to $6,600 off tuition per semester. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in at least eight credit hours per semester. These grants are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on admissions application materials and/or scholarship application package (for returning students).

Institute Scholarships
M.A. applicants who do not qualify for a Presidential or Statesman Scholarship may be considered for the Institute Scholarship, which covers the cost of one course per semester. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in at least eight credit hours per semester. These grants are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on admissions application materials and/or scholarship application package (for returning students).

Deadline for Scholarships, 2014

Students who wish to be considered for a scholarship for Summer 2014 or Fall 2014 must submit an application by April 15, 2014.

The Institute of World Politics' Maibach Fellowship

Through a gift to the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in 2005, Michael Maibach supported the initial participation of IWP in its Presidential Fellows Program, as he himself was a Presidential Fellow in 1979 and sees the program as a great opportunity for IWP students. He would like to see IWP students continue to participate in the program, which is why he has established The Institute of World Politics' Maibach Fellowship. Mr. Maibach's gift to the Center covers all costs for an IWP student selected by the Institute to participate in the program. For more information about the Center's Presidential Fellows Program, please click here.

Presidential Fellows from IWP are as follows:

Samantha Moyer, 2012-2013
David Ray, 2011-2012
John Paul Royal, 2010-2011
Lance Mogard, 2009-2010
Brooks Sommer, 2007-2008
Charles Van Someren, 2006-2007
Justin Stebbins, 2005-2006

External Scholarships and Fellowships

Please click here to explore other scholarships and fellowships available to eligible IWP students.