Benefits and Accommodations

The UI Academy is free to students who are accepted.

In addition, the program will provide students with:

  • Round trip transportation to Washington, DC
  • Housing at nearby George Washington University dormitories
  • $4,000 stipend*

If a student’s college or university awards credit(s) for participation in the program, the Urban Institute will facilitate the submission of the documentation necessary to obtain such credit(s).

*The stipend is contingent upon full program participation. This includes daily attendance, timely completion of assignments, and professional comportment.


The UI Academy is supported by generous grants from the Ford Foundation and MacArthur Foundation