Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Princeton in Latin America

About the Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) was founded in 2002 by an enthusiastic group of Princeton students, alumni and faculty as an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening in the Americas the fulfillment of the University’s motto, “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” PiLA matches partner organizations engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin American and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates, for full-year service fellowships in development work in the region. PiLA fellowships offer formative field experience to those interested in working with community oriented organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean and those who are eager to pursue careers in international development.
PiLA fellows may have studied international relations, public policy, economics, law, engineering, the sciences, pre-medicine, journalism, social sciences, foreign languages and literatures, the arts, and the humanities.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Latin America

Eligible applicants:

Application is open to all graduating seniors and recent alumni in all disciplines
U.S. citizens or permanent residents. However, there are limited opportunities available to international students (contact PiLA at applications@pila-princeton.org for more information about eligibility).
Working knowledge of the target language (Spanish, Portuguese or French) is necessary. French may also be helpful in countries such as the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

University endorsement required?

Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The Princeton in Latin America application process:


Start by reviewing the scholarship website for details on eligibility and other requirements to determine whether it is a good fit for your academic and career goals.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply.

Applications open in September.

Application components include:
– complete online application form
– Resume
– transcript(s)
– one recommendation letter
– an application fee of $50

The deadline for applying is in late October.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started.

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  https://pila-princeton.org/

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,