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SPEA offers many opportunities to enrich your academic career.  If you have any questions, or need to work with an advisor to include an additional opportunity in your academic plan, please contact the Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office at 812-855-0635 or

SPEA Scholarships : Competitive scholarships are available to incoming and continuing students.  Applications for continuing students are processed once a year; recipients are notified in the spring for the following academic year.

Non-SPEA Funding Opportunities : There are many more funding opportunities available to SPEA students than what is offered by the school. These links will help students explore other award options.

Accelerated Masters Program : A competitive program that allows the student to complete both their undergraduate and master's degrees in five years.  Students complete some graduate requirements their senior year of undergraduate studies.

Washington Leadership Program : A unique program, the Washington Leadership Program allows you to live, study, and intern in Washington DC.

Student Ambassadors : This selective group of dedicated students interacts with prospective students and parents while enhancing their professional and networking skills. 

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates: A unique partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the only of its kind with an undergraduate program. This program is designed to provide SPEA students with a summer of valuable experiential learning within the context of nonprofit organizations dedicated to food security and educational policy issues. The program includes a living stipend for the summer and the choice between an educational award or cash stipend upon completion.

Model UN: In Model United Nations, students assume the role of diplomats in the United Nations and are exposed to the intricate workings of this important global organization. Participants debate a wide range of issues including climate change, piracy, human rights, and security crises. Instead of passively listening to lectures about current policy issues, you will engage in position-oriented discussions and utilize your new-found knowledge to explore solutions to global challenges. Students interested in improving their negotiation, debate, and public speaking skills are encouraged to sign up for the MUN class, V260, or attend club meetings on Mondays from 9-10pm in SPEA 274.