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Abrams Family Fellowship

This fund was established by Amy Levine Abrams MIA/MBA ’80, IF ’78 through the Abrams Family Foundation. This fund provides fellowship support for SIPA students.

The Lisa Anderson Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in honor of Lisa Anderson’s leadership as Dean of SIPA from 1997 to 2007, with funds from a community of donors. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Reed and Adrienne Auerbach Fellowship Fund 

This fund was established with a gift from Adrienne and Reed Auerbach MIA ’82, IF ’81. The fund provides fellowship support for a student enrolled in the International Fellows Program, with a preference for a student with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Reed and Adrienne Auerbach Fellowship Fund for International Fellows

This fund was established with a gift from Adrienne and Reed Auerbach MIA ’82, IF ’81. The fund provides fellowship support for a student enrolled in the International Fellows Program, with a preference for a student with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Auezov Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Magzhan Muratovich Auezov MIA ’98. The fund provides fellowship support to students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs. Preference will be given to residents of Central Asia or students studying topics related to Central Asia. 

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The Branta Foundation Fellowship

This fund was established by The Branta Foundation. This fund provides fellowship support for NYC employees enrolled at SIPA’s Picker Center.

Julie and Roger Baumann Fellowship Fund

This fund was established by Julie and Roger Baumann MIA ’85, IF ’84. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Julius Blocker Scholars Program Fund

This fund was established by the late Julius G. Blocker MIA ’56. The fund fosters an international student exchange program between the School of International and Public Affairs and German university/universities.

Michael and Polly Brandmeyer Fellowship

This fund was established with a gift from Polly and Michael Brandmeyer MIA ’95, IF ’95. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Sharon and James Broadhead Fund for the International Fellows Program

This fund was established with a gift from Sharon and James Broadhead IF ’63. The fund provides fellowship support for the community of scholars in the International Fellows Program.

Judith Brown and Michael Meyers Endowed Fellowship

This fund was established with a gift from Dr. Judith Brown IF ’71, and Michael Meyers. The fund provides fellowship support for the community of scholars in the International Fellows Program.

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Robert M. and Buena H. Chilstrom Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Buena Chilstrom and the late Robert Chilstrom MIA ’69, CERT ’73. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Andrew W. and Dorothy Cordier Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with funds provided from various donors, in honor of Dorothy and Andrew Cordier, Dean of SIPA from 1962-1972 and President of Columbia University from 1968-1970. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Joanne Toor Cummings Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Joanne Toor Cummings MIA ’52. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled in the School of International and Public Affairs.

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Anita Datar Fellowship Fund

This fund was established in memory of Anita Ashok Datar MPA/MPH '03. Anita was the only American killed in the terrorist attack of November 20, 2015 in Bamako, Mali. In Mali, Anita had returned to a part of the world that meant so much to her and she lost her life doing what she loved – helping others while serving as the Senior Director for Field Programs for the Palladium organization on a USAID-funded project focused on improving reproductive health in developing countries. Anita dedicated her life to helping others by strengthening the public health infrastructure intake in the developing world, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS and women and children’s health. Anita enrolled in Columbia University to pursue a dual-Masters Degree from SIPA and the Mailman School of Public Health, she had dreams of changing the world and at Columbia she was looking to acquire the skills to turn her dreams into reality. The fund will provide fellowship support for students enrolled in the School of International and Public Affairs and Mailman School of Public Health dual-degree program. 

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Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis International Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation. The fund provides fellowship support for SIPA students who are citizens or former citizens of any country covering the territory of what composed the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republich, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), or of the People’s Republic of China (Mainland China) or Taiwan, and who have superior academic accomplishment and demonstrated financial need. Recipients will be known as Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis International Fellows. 

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Enayetullah Current Use Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Habib M. Enayetullah MIA ’91. The fund provides fellowship support for high-performing students who are residents of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. In the event that no qualified students meeting the geographic criteria can be identifeid in a given year, the Funds may be awarded to one or more deserving SIPA students. 

Enayetullah Endowed Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Habib M. Enayetullah MIA ’91. The fund provides fellowship support for high-performing students who are residents of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. In the event that no qualified students meeting the geographic criteria can be identifeid in a given year, the Funds may be awarded to one or more deserving SIPA students. 

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Annette Fox Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the late Dr. Joseph Ha CERT ’71, and named in honor of Dr. Annette Fox; widow of Dr. William T.R. Fox (who founded the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia). This fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs with demonstrated financial need.

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Georgiadis-Moscahlaidis Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Alexander Georgiadis MIA ’85 and Evee Moscahlaidis. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled in the School of International and Public Affairs.

The Global Leaders Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Paul Thurman and with support from a community of donors. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

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John N. Hazard Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from James Leitner MIA ’77 and Sandra Shahinian Leitner MIA ’76, and named in honor of Dr. John N. Hazard, an academic specialist in Russian Legal History and professor of law. The fund provides fellowship support for first-year students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Ralph O. Hellmold Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Ralph Hellmold MIA ’64, and Susan Eastham. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

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Investcorp Scholarship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from INVESTCORP. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

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The Sara Jacobs Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Sara Jacobs MIA ’12, and her parents, Gary and Jerri Ann Jacobs. The fund provides support for SIPA students who have graduated from Columbia-affiliated undergraduate programs (Columbia College, SEAS, Barnard, and General Studies) with a preference for Columbia College graduates who show demonstrated financial need.

Ranjit Jayanti Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Anuradha Jayanti. The fund provides support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest in humanitarian issues or women’s issues globally.

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Philip and Barbara Kaplan Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Philip and Barbara Kaplan. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, and to encourage them to pursue careers in international public service.

Everett Kelsey Memorial Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with funds from various donors, in honor of Everett Kelsey MIA ’62. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Karen J. Klitzman Memorial Fellowship for the Elimination of Terrorism and Resolution Conflict

This fund was established by the Klitzman family and with the support of other donors. The fund is named in honor of Karen J. Klitzman MIA ’88, who was killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The fund provides support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs devoted to the study of the elimination of terrorism and the resolution of conflict.

Robert I. Kopech Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Robert Kopech MIA ’77. The fund provides support for students who are pursuing concurrent degrees at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Joseph Kraft Fellowship Fund

This fund was established by the late Gilman Kraft, in memory of his brother Joseph Kraft, the distinguished journalist and widely syndicated Washington columnist. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Mr. and Mrs. Leiser Krieger Scholarship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the late Charles Krieger MIA ’50, in honor of his parents. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Kuznetsov Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Vladimir Kuznetsov MIA ’91, IF ’90. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

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The Robert Legvold Fellowship Fund for Graduate Studies

This fund provides fellowship support for students who, like Professor Legvold, seek a deep understanding of the countries of the former Soviet Union and the Communist regimes of that era and who strive to improve the quality of policymaking between those countries and the United States. Preference is for students who are: 1) Long term residents of the U.S.; or 2) Residents of countries that were part of the former Soviet Union; or 3) Residents of the former communist regimes that were members of the Warsaw Treaty Organization (WTO) or the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON). It is also preferred that recipients plan to focus their studies on the former Soviet Union, former Warsaw Pact, or former COMECON countries.

Leitner Family Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the Leitner family. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

The Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Brazilian entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann. The fund provides fellowship support for students who are: 1) Enrolled in a dual-degree program with School of International and Public Affairs and the Fucacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) or other Brazilian institutions; 2) Students who live or have lived in Brazil; 3) Students engaged in Brazil-related internships and workshops; or 4) Other Columbia graduate students engaged in research travel to Brazil. Students should have a demonstrated interest in making a difference in Brazil after graduation.

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Charles and Marie Lippey Fellowship Fund in International Finance and Business

This fund was established with a gift from Brian C. Lippey MIA ’78, and Jackie Macleod, in honor of Brian’s parents. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs with a preference for student concentrating in international finance and business.

The David Lipschultz Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Juliana Krys and her family, in memory of her husband David Lipschultz MIA ’97. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs with a preference for students of Latino heritage.

James Luikart Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Amira and James Luikart MIA ’72. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs with demonstrated high level of academic achievement and financial need.

Luskic Fellowships for Chile

This fund was established with a gift from Andrónico Luksic. This fund provides fellowship support for emerging leaders in Chile who are enrolled in the PEPM or PESP degree programs. Qualified candidates will be residents of Chile with proven and current experience working in the nations’ public good, specifically in areas related to governance, public service, and public policy. Primary recruiting is conducted within the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of the Environment.

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Walter N. Maguire Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the late Helen Maguire Muller. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled in the School of International and Public Affairs with a preference for students from Africa, Latin America, or Asia.

The Marber Family Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Peter Marber MIA ’87. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs with a preference for a female student committed to an international business career.

The Mata Family Fellowship

This fund was established with a gift from Maria-Teresa Vivas de Mata MIA ’03, IF ’03, and Andres Mata Osorio. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs, with a strong preference for students in the International Fellows Program.

Mitsubishi Corporation Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the Mitsubishi Corporation. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs who are interested in pursuing careers in the energy sector. The fellowship recipients will be known as "Mitsubishi Corporation Fellows."

Mosse-Noble Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the late Dr. Dorothy Noble. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

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Ottaway Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from David Ottaway IF ’63. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs with demonstrated financial need.

Ottaway Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from David Ottaway IF ’63. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs with demonstrated financial need.

Ottaway International Fellows Program Fellowship

This fund was established with a gift from David Ottaway IF ’63. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled in the International Fellows Program.

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The Most Honorable Bapsy C. Pavry, Marchioness of Winchester Award in Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

This fund was established with a gift from The Most Honorable Bapsy Marchioness of Winchester. The fund provides support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs. The candidates must submit a paper on the topic of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Dasturdaza Doctor Jal Pavry Memorial Award for International Peace and Understanding

This fund was established with a gift from The Most Honorable Bapsy Marchioness of Winchester in memory of her brother, Dr. Jal Pavry. The fund provides support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs. The candidates must submit a paper on the topic of international peace and understanding.

John H. Porter International Fellows Program Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from John H. Porter MIA ’83, CERT ’83, IF ’82. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled in the International Fellows Program.

Dr. Edwin Price Fellowship Fund

The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs, with a preference for an international student.

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Dr. Robert Randle Endowed Fund for International Fellows Program

This fund was established with a gift from Malcolm Stewart MIA ’79, and named in honor of Dr. Robert Randle, former Associate Dean of SIPA and Director of the International Fellows Program. The fund provides support to the community of students in the International Fellows program.

Julie Rasmussen Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift of Julie Rasmussen MIA ’90, IF ’90. The fund provides support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs, with a preference for students who are American citizens whose primary concentration is Russian Studies, with demonstrated financial need.

Patricia and Michael Roberts Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Patricia and Michael Roberts MIA ’86. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs with demonstrated high level of academic achievement and financial need.

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Sainsbury Fund for Africa

This fund was established through a generous donation by Lord David John Sainsbury. This fund provides fellowship support for residents of Africa or for Students interested in studying Africa. 

Jeffrey L. Schmidt Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Jeffrey Schmidt MIA ’79, IF ’78, in honor of his professor Ainslie T. Embree, Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University and former Dean of SIPA .The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Romita Shetty and Nasser Ahmad Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Romita Shetty MIA ’89 and Nasser Ahmad. The fund provides fellowship support to PhD or master’s students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs. Preference will be given to students who resided in India or Pakistan and/or who are interested in sustainable development.

The SJS Charitable Trust Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Sandra Shahinian Leitner MIA ’76. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Nancy W. and Harry Silver Fellowship 

Established by Harry Silver BUS '80 and and Nancy Silver, the Silver Fellowship is awarded to graduate students enrolled in the SIPA-Business School dual MIA/MBA degree program in International Affairs and Business. The Silver Fellowship was created to support students who are committed to developing skills to deal with the challenges facing public, non-profit and private sector managers. 

Rachel L. Spear Fellowship in International Affairs

This fund was established with a gift from the late Rachel Spear. The fund provides support for students who are planning to pursue careers in diplomatic service, who have demonstrated ability in one or more foreign languages, and who have knowledge of political science and economy. Preference will be given to graduates of Middlebury College.

Joan Edelman Spero Fellowship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from Joan Spero MIA ’68. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

C. V. Starr Scholarship Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the Starr Foundation. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs and is based upon merit and need.

Alice Stetten Fellowship Fund

This fund was established by a gift from the late Alice Stetten, a great friend of Dean Cordier. The fund provides fellowship support for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Anna Lord Strauss Fellowship

This fund was established with a gift from the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Mali to commemorate the life of Mrs. Mali’s sister, Anna Lord Strauss. The fund provides fellowship support to women enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs, who demonstrate citizen concern, leadership potential, as well as excellence in academic performance.

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Ipek Cem and Shwan Ibrahim Taha Fellowship

This fund was established with a gift from Ipek Nur Cem Taha MIA ’93, and Shwan Ibrahim Taha. The fund provides fellowship support for students with demonstrated financial need with preference for the following: 1) Students who are residents of Iraq/Turkey; 2) Students who are residents of countries other than the U.S. and who have declared a concentration or expressed a serious interest in the Middle East as indicated by work experience, language training, course work; and, 3) Students who are residents of countries other than the U.S.

Trangucci Family Fellowship Fund for International Fellows

This fund was established with a gift from the Neale Trangucci MIA ’81, IF ’81. The fund provides support for students enrolled in the International Fellows program.