Students who apply to the La Follette School of Public Affairs by January 1 receive priority consideration for La Follette School funding. There is no separate application. The Admissions Committee awards a limited number of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships. Need is considered. The La Follette can nominate applicants for the Letters & Science Graduate Research Scholars Fellowship. Please note that applicants to the accelerated MPA and accelerated MIPA are not eligible to be considered for graduate program funding from the La Follette School or graduate assistantships. During their second year in the program, accelerated students will matriculate as graduate students and would then be eligible to apply for graduate assistantships on campus.
La Follette School fellowships provide a scholarship, low-cost health insurance, and a stipend during the student’s first year. In their second year, fellows work as a project assistant with a La Follette School faculty member. Project assistantships (PAships) provide full tuition remission (in and out of state), low-cost health insurance, and a stipend.
La Follette School faculty also occasionally hire project or teaching assistants. Student services staff notify current and incoming students about these positions via email.
The La Follette School collaborates with several on- and off-campus partners that provide work experiences by funding PAships. All students who apply to the La Follette School by January 1 receive priority consideration for these PAships, which also provide tuition remission (in and out of state), low-cost health insurance, and a stipend.
The La Follette School awards scholarships that can be applied toward tuition costs, but which may not cover full tuition.
Students who plan to attend the La Follette School part-time, which is rare, are not considered for funding offers from the La Follette School. Please note that applicants to the accelerated program are not eligible to be considered for La Follette School funding offers at the time of admission. fellowships, assistantships, or scholarships. However, once they have matriculated as graduate students, accelerated students become eligibly to apply for campus graduate assistantships.
Students receiving fellowships, scholarships, and PAships are responsible for UW–Madison segregated fees both years.