APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Applications Due Tomorrow – Meet MFP Fellow Austin Barraza

Apply Now for the 2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fall Cycle — Deadline for applications: November 1, 2019

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Fall MFP fellowship supports individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who in the process of applying to political science PhD programs for Fall 2020 admission. Learn more about the APSA MFP program, which is currently celebrating its 50th year, read more: 50th anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Austin Barraza, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Austin Barraza is a second-year master’s student in political science at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), where he studies education politics. Austin focuses on how state legislatures use funding to incentivize community colleges to meet student success metrics. He will be presenting his research at the 2019 Western Political Science Association’s annual meeting and hopes to carry this research into his doctoral program. As a Graduate Equity Fellow at CSUF and a first-generation college student, Austin hopes to become a professor and to mentor students who are the first in their families to attend college. In 2018, he completed a certificate in teaching and learning at CSUF and a faculty internship at Fullerton College. Prior to attending CSUF, Austin earned his BA in political science with honors from UCLA and his AA in American studies with distinction from Riverside City College and Norco College.