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Association of California Water Agencies Scholarships

Each year, ACWA awards two $3,000 scholarships to deserving students in a water-resources related field of study. Eligible students must be California residents attending a four-year, publicly funded college or university in California full-time as a junior or senior during the year the scholarship is awarded. Applications must be postmarked no later than APRIL 1 of each year, or the following business day if it falls on a weekend or holiday. Scholarship Eligibility Applicants must be: • A California resident • A full-time junior or senior in the year the scholarship will be applied • Attending an accredited, publicly funded college or university in California • Studying a water-resources related field or discipline • Planning to attend school for the complete academic year Selection Criteria Awards are based on a combination of scholastic achievement and a commitment on the part of the applicants to their chosen fields, best demonstrated by pursuing a degree related to or identified with engineering, agriculture or urban water supply, environmental studies and public administration associated with resources management. Financial need is also considered.

City of Chicago Scholarship

The City of Chicago Scholarship is directed to students who are nominated by a parent, legal guardian, or foster parent who is currently employeed by the City of Chicago. Recipients must have a 2.5, attending a UNCF college or university and have a financial need. Special consideration will be made to students who plan to major in Public Administration, Public Policy, or Business Administration. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM GPA 2.5 COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES UNCF affiliated ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior STATES / CITIES Illinois

The JFGD Jewish Communal Service Studies Scholarship

Established by the Federation Board of Directors. Scholarships are available for graduate students pursuing a degree in Jewish Communal Service (other than the rabbinate or cantorate). Financial need (35%), academic merit (40%) and Jewish involvement (25%) will be considered. One scholarship will be awarded. Candidates must be enrolled in or applying for full-time graduate degree program or certification program in Jewish Communal Service, or a related graduate program such as social work, public administration, etc. at an accredited college or university. The program must include a supervised internship in a Jewish communal setting. Award Amount: $950.00 Education level: Jewish Graduate students GPA: 3.0 Test Scores: GRE v 540 q 640 a 600 or GMAT v 32 q 35 or equivalent Area of study: Jewish Communal Service Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Giving primarily in Texas.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

The Foundation expects to award 75 to 80 Truman Scholarships on the basis of merit to junior-level students at four-year colleges and universities who: - Have extensive records of public and community service; - Are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and; - Have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. In addition, up to three residents of Puerto Rico and the Islands with senior-level academic standing will be selected. Scholars are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate education and $27,000 for graduate studies. Scholars in master's degree programs planning to receive degrees in one or two years are eligible to receive $13,500 per year. Scholars in law programs are eligible to receive $13,500 at the start of the third year's second semester if they provide evidence that they will enter public service upon graduation or upon completion of any judicial clerkships after graduation. Scholars in graduate programs requiring three or more years of academic study are eligible to receive $9,000 per year for a maximum of three years. Scholars may attend graduate or professional schools in the United States or in foreign countries. One state scholarship will be available to a qualified resident nominee in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and, considered as a single entity, the Islands: Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Residency is generally determined by home address for school registration, family's primary residence, and voter registration.) The Foundation will select up to 35 at-large Scholars. Each nominee must be: - A full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree during the upcoming academic year. Junior here means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree or a student in his or third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the upcoming academic year, - Enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, - Committed to a career in public service as defined above, - In the upper quarter of his or her class, and - A United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible. Selection Procedures: A committee examines all nominations and selects about 200 Finalists to be interviewed for Truman Scholarships. Finalists are selected on the basis of: - extent and quality of community service and government involvement; - leadership record; - academic performance and writing and analytical skills, and; - suitability of the nominees's proposed program of study for a career in public service. Priority is given to candidates proposing to enroll in graduate and professional programs specifically oriented to careers in public service. These include law programs and master's and doctorate programs in public administration, public policy analysis, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services delivery, education and human resource development, and conservation and environmental protection.

H. Owen Porter Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: • Political Science majors or Master of Public Administration students• Statement of Objectives to include your professional contributions and leadership qualities (first generation college student, or circumstances that present challenges to your pursuit of academic studies, etc.)• A professional resume GPA: 3.25

Douglas McIntyre Political Science Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - Political Science The Douglas McIntyre Scholarship is to include an annual $250 award to the outstanding student in the Master of Public Administration program (as selected by the MPA faculty) with the balance awarded to an undergraduate political science major with a commitment to public service (as selected by the Political Science Department scholarship committee).

Association of California Water Agencies Scholarship Awards

Source: Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Eligibility: Must be California residents attending selected California schools. They should have completed their sophomore work and at the time of the award be full-time students in their junior or senior year. They must plan to attend school for the complete academic year. The award will be based not only on scholastic achievement, but also on the individual's commitment and motivation to his/her chosen vocation. Financial need will also be given due consideration. The recipient should demonstrate commitment to the field of water resources by pursuing a degree related to, or identified with, engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies or public administration. Awards: $1,500 Application Procedures: The recipients will be selected by the ACWA Scholarship Committee upon receipt of a completed application form and at least two, but not more than three, recommendations for each candidate. Obtain applications online at http://www.acwa.com/news_info/scholarships.

Ruben Ayala Scholarship

The scholarship provides scholarships to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology or Masters in Public Administration - Water Resource Management Studies programs. Preference is given to students who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

ISF-CAIR Scholarship

The Islamic Scholarship Fund offers a wide range of scholarships based on the fields and majors it supports. ISF also offers many joint scholarships with partner organization that share its common mission and vision. ISF is honored to work with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR to host the ISF-CAIR Scholarship. This scholarship is only open to law and public policy students. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to intern with one of the many CAIR offices around the US. Description and Eligibility: ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of three months. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: Muslim and active member of the Muslim Community; Attending an accredited university in the U.S.; Majoring in an ISF supported field of study; Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing.

Coro Fellows Program

Nine-month intensive experience-based post-graduate training program in public affairs. Participants work with high-level decision-makers, carry out a series of individually-tailored field assignments with government, business, labor, media, political and community organizations, and participate in weekly seminars. This prestigious program is a launching-pad for future government and community leaders. Graduates are eligible to receive credit from the Claremont Graduate University towards a Master's Degree in Public Policy and from USC's School of Public Administration. Other graduate schools have granted graduate-level credit for the Fellows' Program experience. Post graduate training program.

South Pacific Islands Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in liberal arts, agriculture, business administartion, economics, education, environmental studies, information technology and management, journalism, political science, public administration and other related fields. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pidp/Awards/spsaward1.htm for more information and an application form.

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