Graduate Level Academic Scholarships
& Public Policy Degrees
A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing a graduate degree program emphasizing Public Administration or Public Policy.
Last Year's Winner — $500 Award
California State University Northridge
Master of Public Administration
"I learned about the scholarship after finding out about the website Education Portal through my college's financial aid website.
I hope to apply my MPA degree towards a career in the public sector and perhaps one day move up into city management. After completing my degree, I plan on taking an entry level position with a small city in the Public Works or Human Relations departments.
The scholarship will help me immensely with the rising costs of tuition, books, and parking. I am working full-time in addition to my educational goals, but even so money is tight. The scholarship will help lessen my dependence on student loans so that I may devote more time to worrying about studying as opposed to paying my bills!
The simple search bars on the homepage are great for getting basic information on degree or program types that interest students. I found many of the articles well written and informative in helping me to anticipate what the coursework would be like, what to expect in the current job market for the field, and the types of positions available to someone with a degree in Public Administration.
A search bar on the home page with the option of searching available Education Portal scholarships would be a nice feature for students. If that is not feasible, a drop menu on the top with a links to scholarships would also be helpful."
Applicants should be pursuing any degree within a related Public Administration or Public Policy program emphasis, such as one of the following:
Selection & Eligibility Criteria
Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
- Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
- Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
- Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
- Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education Portal if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.
The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.
Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide Education Portal with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.
Academic Award Provider
The academic award is provided by Education Portal. The application process is completely online.
Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.