Scholarships for Public Adminstation Majors

A degree in public administration can lay the groundwork for a variety of public-sector leadership positions. But before you can start working for the good of the community, you need to figure out a way to pay for college. One way to do this is by applying for a scholarship. Professional groups, government agencies and nonprofit foundations, among others, all offer scholarships for public administration majors. Eligibility requirements vary; but, applicants may need to meet a minimum GPA and/or have financial need. Submission of letters of recommendation, a personal statement and academic transcripts may be part of the application process. In some instances, applicants must commit to working within a particular area of public administration upon graduation. Start searching for the right scholarship with the list below.

Showing 1-18 of 18 scholarships
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|Public Policy|Public Administration|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Portage, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was started in honor of Dr. Kevin Hollenbeck for his service on the Portage Board of Education. The scholarship aims to benefit graduating Portage Schools seniors planning to pursue degrees in Education, Public Policy, or a related field such as public administration.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Village of Lake Delton Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Business|Social Work|Government Administration|Parks and Recreation|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • Residence: Live in |Lake Delton, WI|
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The scholarship is given to all graduating seniors of Wisconsin Dells High School who are planning to attend an accredited college, university or technical school and intending to pursue a degree in the fields including but not limited to education, business, social work, parks and recreation, government administration or utilities. Applicants must be residents of Lake Delton, WI and must demonstrate involvement in community service, church, and/or school activities.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Grace Molineaux Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Public Administration|
  • School (K-12): |Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, MI,|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|
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The scholarship was created in memory of Grace Molineaux. It is open to graduating seniors of Vicksburg High School who are accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning and will enter a public service-related occupation.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Urban Planning|Public Policy|Public Administration|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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Public Administration and Public Policy Degrees Graduate Level Scholarship is provided to a student pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration or Public Policy. The awardee will receive $500 fund to support their education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Elmer Fournier Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Business|Public Administration|
  • School (K-12): |Stevens Point Area Senior High School, Stevens Point, WI|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)|
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The Elmer Fournier Memorial Scholarship is awarded to student graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High. Applicants must be pursuing major in business or public service field at the University of Wisconsin.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details FPEG Fellowships Florida Engineering Society
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Business Administration|Public Administration|Engineering Management|Public Works Administration|
  • Employer: |Government Agencies|
  • Organization: Florida Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
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The FPEG Fellowships is awarded to a student member of Florida Engineering Society. Applicants must be graduate student obtain an advanced degree in engineering, engineering management, public administration, public works administration or business administration
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|Public Administration|
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The Chief United States District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange Endowment for Careers in Law & Public Service is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in law or public service.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details PEG Management Fellowship National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Public Administration|Engineering Management|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The PEG Management Fellowship is awarded to graduate students who are pursuing an MBA in engineering management, or a master's degree in public administration.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details John and Agnes McFarlane Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500 - 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Nursing|Elementary Education|Journalism|Civics|Government|Healthcare|Social Work|Secondary Education|International Relations|Global Studies|International Cooperation|Public Policy|Public Administration|Public Health|Early Childhood Education|Administration of Justice|Physical Assistant|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|State College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating senior of Ventura County or current college students who have demonstrated interest and involvement in the welfare of the community through their school and community activities and are pursuing a degree or certification preparatory leading to a career in public service at an accredited community college or four-year college or university in the state of California.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Public Administration|Public Affairs|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas|
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The scholarship is awarded to graduate students of Texas who are attending public or private, non-profit college or universities and taking a career in public affairs, public service or public administration.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Henry A Zuberano Scholarship Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|International Relations|Public Administration|International Business|
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students of Hawaii who is interest in government and community affairs and seeking a degree in political science, International Relations, International Business or Public Administration in an accredited, two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The Phillip M. Dowd Memorial Scholarship Sacramento Region Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Public Administration|Public Affairs|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Placer, CA|Yolo, CA|Colusa, CA|Sutter, CA|Shasta, CA|Butte, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year| in |Sacramento, CA|Yuba, CA|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school seniors in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, Shasta, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, or Butte Counties. Students must be pursuing study in the field of Public affairs/administration or political science & government at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Financial need is required.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details APWA Scholarship Fund Community Foundation of Greater Jackson
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Civil Engineering|Electrical Engineering|Biology|Chemistry|Environmental Engineering|Public Administration|Public Works Administration|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|
  • Residence: Live in |Mississippi|
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The fund will honor a full-time junior or senior at a public university in Mississippi studying to enter the field of public works. Those entering this profession most often study engineering, and eligible majors include civil engineering, electrical engineering, public administration, environmental engineering, biology, and chemistry. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in Mississippi. This award is based both on merit and need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Civil Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Architecture|Mathematics|Science|Construction|Construction Management|Public Administration|Landscape Architecture|Planning|
  • School (K-12): |Prosper Independent School District, Prosper, TX|
  • School (College): |University|Accredited College|
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The Whitley Place Scholarship seeks to provide aid to graduating seniors in Prosper Independent School District who plan to study civil engineering, construction science, construction management, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, public administration, mechanical engineering or other math/science related fields.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details APIASF /Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Public Administration|Government Affairs|
  • Residence: |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian|Pacific Islander|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational to deserving students who are Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity and are planning to pursue a career in in law, public service, or government affair at a 4-year institution as a college junior.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details The Fauneil J. Rinn Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Public Administration|
  • School (College): Attend |San Jos State University (CA)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Theodore M. Norton established this scholarship to honor Professor Fauneil J. Rinn and commemorate and continue her advocacy of the advancement of women. Theodore was Professor Rinn's friend and colleague at San Jose State University. This scholarship was intended to benefit women full-time students in the political science or master of public administration programs at San Jos State University.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Jacques Avent Scholarship Arizona Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Nursing|Business|Criminal Justice|Healthcare|Public Policy|Public Administration|Information Technology|Public Affairs|Urban and Metropolitan Studies|
  • Residence: Live in |Arizona|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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The scholarship is established in honor of Jacques Avent who was the first African-American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is given to deserving undergraduate student of African-American/Black heritage who is enrolled in an academic institution in Arizona and committed to pursuing a career in public administration.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Tari T. Bradford Public Service Fund Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Government|Public Administration|
  • Organization: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Louisiana|
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Tari T. Bradford Public Service Fund
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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