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International Relations, Public Policy Week spotlights scholarship opportunities

Wide range of programming featuring scholarship and fellowship opportunities to be offered Dec. 5 to 9

Penn State’s University Fellowships Office will host International Relations and Public Policy Week from Dec. 5 to 9. The weeklong program will highlight relevant scholarships and fellowships during information sessions and drop-in hours. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students who are passionate about international relations or public policy can take advantage of a wide range of programming from Dec. 5 to 9.

Sponsored by Penn State’s University Fellowships Office, International Relations and Public Policy Week will highlight relevant scholarships and fellowships during information sessions and drop-in hours.

“We are excited to be able to promote several exciting opportunities for Penn State students during this week,” said Tanya Furman, interim director of the University Fellowships Office and associate vice president and associate dean for Undergraduate Education.

“There is no better time for students who are interested in public policy or international relations to get involved in planning their own future, as well as in having an important hand in shaping the future for others. The applications for these opportunities are very thoughtful and provide a great way for students to articulate their talents and passions.”

The week kicks off on Monday, Dec. 5, with an overview presentation from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 306 Boucke.

The following opportunities will be discussed:

These scholarships and fellowships will be discussed at events for the duration of the week.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

An information session pertaining to scholarships with an EU focus, including the Erasmus Plus, German Chancellor, Fulbright-Schuman and Humanity in Action opportunities, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in 304 Boucke.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Scholarships with a U.S. focus, including the Truman and Udall, will be at the forefront of an information session held from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in 323 Boucke.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Students interested in pursuing scholarships with a focus on critical regions can attend an information session from noon to 1 p.m. in 304 Boucke. The Boren, Carnegie, Fulbright-Clinton and Schwarzman opportunities will be spotlighted.

Friday, Dec. 9

Scholarships with an emphasis on foreign service, including the Payne, Pickering and Rangel, will be the topic of an information session from 3 to 4 p.m. in 311 Boucke.

Drop-in sessions throughout the week

The University Fellowships Office will also host drop-in sessions as part of International Relations and Public Policy Week for students to further explore opportunities of interest. They will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 in 321 Boucke.

The complete International Relations and Public Policy schedule can be viewed here.

To learn more about foreign language scholarships and fellowships opportunities, visit the University Fellowships Office website.

The University Fellowships Office is part of Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at

Last Updated December 02, 2016