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Institute for Public Policy Studies


Institute for Public Policy Studies


JKSIS faculty, students and alumni are integrated throughout Denver and international communities through more than 70 partnerships.

Over the years, we've partnered with hundreds of businesses, organizations and nonprofits to make a difference in our global community.

Some of the most prominent partnerships are listed here. 

Marshall Memorial Fellowship

The Institute for Public Policy Studies has been one of only nine Marshall Memorial Fellowship Regional Partners since 2002.

The Marshall Memorial Fellowship was created by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) to strengthen the transatlantic relationship between the next generation of American and European leaders.

As a Regional Partner, IPPS works with GMF every year to:

  • identify Colorado Fellows for a three-week intensive study of Europe and transatlantic issues
  • coordinate the activities of European Fellows visiting Colorado to learn about the U.S. and its institutions, politics, and people

The German Marshall Fund is an American institution that stimulates the exchange of ideas and promotes cooperation between the U.S. and Europe in the spirit of the postwar Marshall Plan. GMF was created in 1972 by a gift from the German people as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan aid.

For more information about GMF, visit their website or contact Debbie Gaylinn at

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

IPPS serves as a regional partner for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference.

View the information packet for more information on deadlines, requirements and eligibility.

For more information, visit their website.

If you have questions or would like to participate in DU's nomination process, please contact Debbie Gaylinn at