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Join us for information sessions hosted by our Admissions representatives and current students. Our team will be providing insight on program offerings, the student experience, and financial aid and career opportunities. The link to attend will be provided upon registration for each session.
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Public Service Fellows & Scholars

Do you want to make the world a better place?  Are you committed to strengthening your community or to pursuing a career shaping public policy?  Do you see yourself as a change maker?

Public Service Fellows Program

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Public Service Fellows program is for highly talented graduate students pursuing the Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) who aspire to a career in public service.  Fellows receive a generous, 100% tuition scholarship to study at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC so that they may develop a strategic skill set that will enable them to find creative approaches to tackling today’s public policy challenges. 
 
The program will promote dialogue and understanding of public service through research, education, and curated engagement with faculty and other leaders in the public service community.  
 
*Note that this is the pilot year of the program and details are therefore subject to change.
  • Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply
  • Candidates must be admitted to the Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) program on the Washington DC campus
  • Proven leadership, academic aptitude, and dedication to public service through demonstrated experience and/or prior academic course work
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • A 100% tuition scholarship in the first year renewable for the second year if recipients maintain full-time student status and a cumulative GPA of 3.4 (scholarship awards cannot be deferred or transferred to another campus)
  • Invitations to school-wide lectures, seminars and other events featuring policy leaders and practitioners of public service
  • Opportunity to engage with guest speakers and alumni who are leading change in their public sector spaces
  • Guidance from the Office of Global Careers on the myriad opportunities available to help you develop the skills and experience required for a successful career in public service
  • Must be a full-time student in the Master of Arts in International Relations program at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher
  • Must participate in at least one admissions recruitment activity per semester (such as meeting with prospective applicants or serving on a student recruitment panel)
  • Must complete and submit a brief program survey at the end of every semester and a final comprehensive survey in the last semester
  • Must complete and submit the Office of Global Careers’ Employment Outcomes Survey prior to graduating

Applicants must apply simultaneously for the Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) and the Johns Hopkins SAIS Public Service Fellows Program as follows: 

  1. Applicants must mark “Yes” on the MAIR application form indicating interest in being considered for institutional aid
  2. Applicants must also mark “Yes” indicating interest in being consider for a “Public Service Award”
  3. Applicants will be prompted to complete and submit:
a) Application for Financial assistance
b) Scholarship essay
  1. US Citizens and Permanent Residents must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  2. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa (enter Johns Hopkins SAIS school code: E00474)

Public Service Scholars Program

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Public Service Scholars program is for experienced mid-career professionals pursuing the Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) who currently work in the public sector and intend to return to the public sector after earning their degree. Scholars receive a generous 50% tuition scholarship to study at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC so that they may develop a strategic skill set that will enable them to find creative approaches to tackling today’s public policy challenges.
 
The program will promote dialogue and understanding of public service through research, education, and curated engagement with faculty and other leaders in the public service community.
 
*Note that this is the pilot year of the program and details are therefore subject to change.
  • Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply
  • Candidates must be admitted to the Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) program on the Washington DC campus; both full and part-time students (taking at least two courses per semester) are eligible to apply
  • Proven leadership, academic aptitude, and dedication to public service through demonstrated professional experience
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Scholarship awards cannot be deferred
  • A 50% tuition scholarship (scholarship awards cannot be deferred or transferred to another campus)
  • Invitations to school-wide lectures, seminars and other events featuring policy leaders and practitioners of public service
  • Opportunity to engage with guest speakers and alumni who are leading change in their public sector spaces
  • Guidance from the Office of Global Careers on the myriad opportunities available to help you develop the skills and experience required to advance your career in public service
  • Must be a student in the Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) program taking at least two classes per semester
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher
  • Must participate in at least one admissions recruitment activity per semester (such as meeting with prospective applicants or serving on a student panel) or serve as a mentor to a Public Service Fellow
  • Must complete and submit brief program surveys once per semester and a final comprehensive survey in the last semester
  • Must complete and submit Global Careers’ Employment Outcomes Survey prior to graduating

Applicants must apply simultaneously for the Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) and the Johns Hopkins SAIS Public Service Scholars Program as follows: 

  1. Applicants must mark “Yes” on the MIPP application form indicating interest in being considered for institutional aid
  2. Applicants must also mark “Yes” indicating interest in being consider for a “Public Service Award”
  3. Applicants will be prompted to complete and submit:
a) Application for Financial assistance
b) Scholarship essay
  1. US Citizens and Permanent Residents must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa (enter Johns Hopkins SAIS school code: E00474)