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Scholarships For Public Administration Degrees

Pursuing a degree in Public Administration is a big decision. It’s an education that can qualify you for a broad variety of careers in different industries including for nonprofits and local, state, or national government. If you’ve chosen that direction there are lots of public administration scholarships available. Below you’ll find a partial list.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

55-65 scholarships of up to $30,000

To be eligible you must be a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student at an accredited university pursuing a career in government or public administration. You must also have a financial need. This is a highly competitive scholarship program, so it’s best to visit the website far in advance so you can start getting your application in order.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

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Byron Hanke Fellowship

Multiple Recipients $3,000 – $5,000

To qualify for this award, you must be a graduate student working on a research project related to the development, management, and governance of your community. The funds are awarded in three equal payments. According to the official site, “Projects may focus on applied or theoretical research and must be done in conjunction with the fellow’s graduate studies.”

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

The Women’s Overseas Service League

Multiple Recipients $500 – $1,000 renewable

This scholarship is for women who are committed to advancement in military or other public service careers and have completed 12 semester (or 18 quarter) hours of study in any institution of higher education with a minimum GPA of 2.5. According to the official site, scholarships are awarded to women who meet the following:

  • Are committed to advancement in military or other public service careers.
  • Have demonstrated such commitment through life experiences.
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester (or 18 quarter) hours of study in any institution of higher education with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Agree to enroll for a minimum of six semester (or nine quarter) hours per semester.
  • Agree to maintain academic standards.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) National Scholarship Program

Multiple Recipients $2,000 to $10,000

This scholarship is fund is for both graduate and undergraduate African American and other minority students who are currently enrolled full-time in a public administration or public management program. To qualify, you’re required to take at least nine credits per semester, attend an accredited U.S. institution, show outstanding leadership, and be able to demonstrate your success in public service, either as a volunteer or professional.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

The Robert R. Robinson Scholarship – Michigan

$1,000

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be an undergrad junior or senior or a graduate student enrolled in an accredited Michigan school who is aspiring to a  leadership role in your community.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

In summary, there are many scholarships and grants available to help cover the costs of a public administration degree. You may also qualify for additional scholarships if you or a family member has been in the military which can further lower the out-of-pocket costs of your higher education pursuits.

 

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