SUSI – Student Leaders: Public Policies

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Student Leaders Public Policy and Indigenous Women, 2019 cohort.
Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Student Leaders Public Policy and Indigenous Women, 2019 cohort.

This program gives participants an introduction to the US federal system. as well as knowledge about the role of non-governmental institutions.

Who can apply?
Only people who meet all these requirements may apply:

  • Guatemalan citizens, without double US citizenship
  • Guatemalans who were born and currently live in one of these departments: Totonicapán, Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Quiché, San Marcos or Sololá.
  • They are between 18 and 25 years old.
  • They have completed at least one (1) semester of their university studies or are missing more than one (1) semester to graduate. They are full-time university students.
  • They have an academic average of 85 points or higher. They must send a certificate from their university that declares the average or a certificate of the position in their class in which they are among the top 15%.

How and when to apply?
The application for the 2018 cycle has closed and will reopen in December 2019.
Those interested should follow the following steps:

  1. If you meet the eligibility criteria complete the  SUSI Public Policy fillable form  (PDF – 511KB)
  2. Attach a copy of your IPR to the form, a certificate from your university stating your academic average.
  3. Send the application by email to the address  Guatemala.BecasEEUU@state.gov  with the reference: SUSI – Public policies – SURNAME, NAME

What expenses do scholarships cover?
The scholarship covers the costs of visa, travel, accommodation, tuition fees and medical insurance.

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