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Funding your Education at IR/PS
We provide merit-based fellowships to approximately 25% of our MPIA students. About 30% of our students work in some
All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who apply with a complete application to the MPIA program by the January 15 deadline and meet the fellowship prerequisites will be offered a California Resident Fellowship. The Fellowship is equivalent to the cost of non-resident tuition during the first year of study in the MPIA program. Eligible students will need to apply for California State residency for tuition purposes for their second year of study. California residency will reduce second-year tuition costs by over $12,000.
Charles B. Rangel Fellowship
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development activities for those who want to become U.S. Foreign Service Officers. Applications are encouraged from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.Central Intelligence Agency Graduate Scholar Program
This program is designed to give promising graduate students, particularly minorities and people with disabilities, the opportunity to gain practical work experience that compliments their graduate studies. Once selected, students will be given up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books, and supplies and an annual salary. Participants will be required to continue employment with the CIA after graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of sponsorship.