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Minority Fellowship Program

APSA Minority Fellowship Program 2015-2016

APSA announces the 2015-2016 Minority Fellowship Recipients. The Fellows are listed with their BA institutions (or former MA institution if applicable) and their new graduate institution: 

Full biographies of the 2015-2016 APSA Minority Fellows will be featured in the July 2015 edition of the PS Journal.

How to Apply

2015-2016 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application Cycle is now CLOSED
Deadline was Friday, October 24, 2014.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must apply for admission to a political science graduate program for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • If you are not admitted for the 2015-2016 year, you may request that your award be deferred for one year, to be administered only if you are admitted to a political science graduate program beginning in Fall 2016. Deferment requests for 2016-17 will be reviewed by the committee. Deferments are not guaranteed.
    • If you are not admitted for the 2016-17 year, you will be required to reapply to the MFP.
  • Applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal and state recognized tribes).
  • Applicants must be college/university seniors, college/university graduates, or students currently enrolled in a Master's program.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.
  • Applicants must be US citizens at time of application.

APSA Minority Fellows Program Applicant Checklist

A complete application includes:

  • 2015-2016 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application (online application form) -- now CLOSED
    • Includes fields for personal statement, resume, and list of recommenders
  • Official Transcripts (mail)
    • Provide an offiical transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Institutions may send transcripts directly to APSA, postmarked no later than October 24, 2014
  • Letters of Recommendation (mail)
    • Two, and no more than three, letters (should be mailed by recommenders, with recommender signature across seal)
  • GRE Score Report (mail)
    • Graduate schools require applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you have not taken this exam, please do so as soon as possible. Please request that an official copy of your GRE score report be sent directly to the APSA address below. The APSA ETS code is 3527. Please visit for more information on the GRE exam.

Official transcripts, letters of recommendations, and GRE Score Report (postmarked by October 24, 2014) should be mailed to:
APSA Minority Fellows Program
c/o Dr. Kimberly Mealy
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206

American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206
(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

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