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Congressional Fellowship

The Congressional Fellowship is a Fellowship sponsored by American Political Science Association.

Award Information:

Amount of Fellowship: Maximum: $35000, Travel expenses
Application Deadline: 1-Dec
Requirements: "Applicants must have an interest in Congress and public policy. Recipient must agree to work as a legislative aide on Capital Hill. Three professional letters of recommendation, 500-word statement on "Why do you want to be in this program?", portfolio, resume, and writing sample required."
Eligibility: Other postgraduate-level study, Other

Sponsorship provided by:

American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Email Address:
Phone Number: 202 483 2512
Fax Number: 202 483 2657

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You should always spend time looking into the latest information on the fellowship. A maximized likelihood of obtaining money will follow from finding out the requirements from the start and then determining if you qualify. At the outset be aware of the particular aims of the American Political Science Association and what they hope to achieve with the Congressional Fellowship. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, verify that you have the possibility of being awarded the fellowship. Upon determining that there is a good chance of actually being a recipient of the Congressional Fellowship, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

An important detail of working toward obtaining the fellowship is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be drawn-out and tiresome, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application precisely and in its entirety. It would be awful to be bumped as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After filing, it's important to know when the Congressional Fellowship chooses a winner and actually dispenses any funds so that you can know if you can rely on the fellowship to help meet the expenses associated with school and what assistance it will provide, you might have to follow certain conditions in what can be paid with the Congressional Fellowship. You might find it challenging to find ways to manage all of your financial needs, and getting the Congressional Fellowship is often invaluable. Even if you don't obtain the Congressional Fellowship, continue looking, there will be alternative fellowships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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