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2013-2014 Scholarships Available

Applications for scholarships are now being accepted. Deadline is March 15, 2013. Please note: The amount and availability for each scholarship will vary based on funding.

How to Apply:
Only eligible students (see criteria below) enrolled (or intending to enroll) for 2013-2014 are invited to apply. Download the application form [pdf] [word] and submit to SPA by March 15, 2013. Please complete all sections of the application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Scholarship awards are based on a number of criteria depending on the scholarship type and funding source. These can include academic program, academic merit, and/or financial need. 


Brent Whiting Brown Scholarship
This fund was established in memory of the late Professor Emeritus Brent Brown.  Income supports an annual scholarship to a full-time undergraduate (junior/senior-level only) or graduate student in the School of Public Affairs with a demonstrated commitment to the field of public administration and management and a promise for a career in public service. Minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.

Creative City Scholarship
This fund was established in from funding from the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF). Income supports an annual scholarship to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Urban and Metropolitan Studies major, minor, or Creative City certificate. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, and the successful student must be authorized to live and work in the US.

N. Joseph Cayer Public Affairs Scholarship
This fund was established in 1994 by gifts from staff and faculty of the School of Public Affairs along with alumni and friends. Income supports an annual scholarship to a deserving MPA or PhD student. Minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

Robert Denhardt Scholarship
This fund was established in 2010 from contributions from SPA faculty.  Income supports an annual scholarship to a graduate student in the School of Public Affairs.

Kenneth A. McDonald Scholarship
This fund was established in 1983 with a gift from Kenneth A. McDonald. Income provides financial support to a full-time student with an interest in city management enrolled in the MPA program.

Frank and June Sackton Endowment
This fund was established in 1997 with a gift from Frank and June Sackton. Income provides financial support to a School of Public Affairs MPA student.

Pfister Family Scholarship
This fund was established in 1997 with a gift from Jack and Pat Pfister. Income will provide financial support to a MPA student in the School of Public Affairs.

Barrett Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established in 1997 with a gift from Barbara Barrett, an alum of the School of Public Affairs. Income provides financial support to a MPA or MPP student in the School. Merit is the primary consideration for award, financial need is a secondary consideration.

Don and Lucy Traaen Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2005 with a gift from Teresa Traaen and Frank Morris. Income is used to assist graduate students in public administration enrolled in the School of Public Affairs in attaining the academic credentials to enter public service/public sector work. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

SPA Fellowships
This fund is based on contributions by the School of Public Affairs faculty and staff. Funds are intended to provide a fellowship for a master's or doctoral student in the School of Public Affairs.

Cynthia J. McSwain Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a doctoral candidate in the School who is writing or intends to write a dissertation that explores primarily a theoretical, philosophical, and/or historical issue in public administration in the United States or around the world. Minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. Students must be enrolled in the doctoral program in public administration in the School of Public Affairs and, ideally, should have defended their dissertation proposals by the time of the awarding of the Scholarship.

Pat Manion Scholarship Endowment
This fund was established in 1997 with gifts from friends and family in memory of Pat Manion. Income will provide financial support to a full-time MPA student interested in municipal government.

 

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