Requirements: Full-time junior-level student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with extensive record of public and community service; minimum GPA of 3.6; will use funding to obtain a master’s degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree (such as a law degree); committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service; required to work in public serve for three of the seven years following completion of the funded graduate degree program.
Purpose: To promote graduate study for the purpose of developing leadership skills that enable students to become “change agents” by improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public.
Award: Up to $30,000 in support for graduate studies toward a public service-related degree; funding may be used only for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses.
Number of Awards: Two per state.
Deadline: February 7 for complete online application submission.