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Public Service Scholarships

Here are some of the Public Service scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

WOSL Scholarship Awards

Scholarship awards are based upon the decisions of the Scholarship Committee of the Women's Overseas Service League Board of Directors. Scholarships average $500.00 to $1000.00 annually and may be renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains and reports satisfactory progress as delineated in the scholarship award criteria. Scholarship awards may be granted to women who Are committed to advancement in military or other public service careers. Have demonstrated such commitment through life experiences. Have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester (or 18 quarter) hours of study in any institution of higher education with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Are admitted for study in an institution of higher learning in a program leading to an academic degree (Associate Degree or higher). The program may be professional or technical in nature. Agree to enroll for a minimum of six semester (or nine quarter) hours of study each academic period. Agree to maintain academic standards. Applicants must complete the Scholarship Application form in its entirety and include all documentation, including resume, transcripts, essays and references as specified on the application form.

John Merrick Law Scholarship

Preference for this scholarship is given to those with an interest in public service.

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program

In an effort to help those who are helping others, AAC is excited to offer 3 scholarships for those studying in the fields of behavioral health, counseling, psychology, social work, nursing or related sciences. With facilities across the United States, AAC provides comprehensive, compassionate treatment for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction along with co–occurring mental/behavioral health issues. Our CARF–accredited treatment facilities support individualized treatment plans with research–based therapies and well–appointed amenities. AAC established these scholarship awards to provide financial assistance to college and graduate students pursuing careers in behavioral health and addiction–related studies. Students eligible for scholarships are those enrolled or will be enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/ family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Eligibility High school graduate as of Summer Open to full or part-time undergraduate or college graduate students Must be entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/ family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Requirements Essay (800 words max.) – Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences?

South Dakota Corrections Association Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Applicants must South Dakota residents, of junior or senior standing, who are interested in South Dakota Corrections or the Human Services field. One $500 scholarship.

JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholarship

For students with a demonstrated interest in public policy and public service; JFEW provides tuition assistance and summer internship stipend to female participants, as well as special programming to enhance professional development (based at Roosevelt House) Eligibility: JFEW works with its grantee partners to identify and support women who meet these criteria: Full-time enrollment in a degree-granting program Financial need. Demonstrated financial need is a prerequisite for all JFEW awards Academic Achievement. Students must also demonstrate merit with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 Permanent residence in New York City or within a 50-mile radius. In determining awards, preference is for candidates who are from New York City, who have a strong connection to the community, and who are likely to stay and contribute to life here US Citizenship, Permanent Residence or Deferred Action Status. All JFEW grantees must be U.S. citizens or the equivalent, or have employment authorization under deferred action status. Students who are in the U.S. legally, but who are not citizens, permanent residents or the equivalent, are not eligible for JFEW awards

Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship

The Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Edith Schwab, Deputy Director of the Legislative Research Commission. This scholarship provides a non-renewable award of at least $1,000 to a graduate student pursuing a degree and career in government service (i.e. public service). This includes, but is not limited to fields of study such as public administration, teaching, public health, or social work.

California Park and Recreation Society Scholarship

The Aging Services and Activities Section of the California Park and Recreation Society offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students in gerontology, recreation-related, or aging-related fields. Applicants must attend a California college or university, be committed to shaping the future of their profession, and have completed gerontology-related coursework. Type: Undergraduate Study Graduate Study Eligibility Requirements: Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study Social/Behavioral Sciences Public Service Citizenship U.S. Citizen Other Visa Status Minimum GPA 3.0 Demonstrate financial need Please include in Major: Gerontology

Sara's Wish Foundation

Sara's Wish Foundation Scholarships are awarded to extraordinary young women committed to making the world a better place by fully participcating in it. We are proud to have offered financial assistance to more than 20 young women who exhibit qualities of leadership, sevice, and adventure. Criteria: A commitment to public service A strong record of scholarship A history of leadership experience A sincere interest in the work of Sara's Wish Foundation A willingness to join with Sara's Wish Foundation in its ongoing efforts to improve safety awareness.

Tom Truax Memorial Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - Political Science Awarded for internship and study as part of the Sacramento Semester Program, CSU-Sacramento; spring semesters only. Exclusive to SJSU students with a career interest in public services and at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Byron and Bessie Wightman Memorial Scholarship

There will be two Scholarships for $1,500.00 each. These scholarships shall be $1,000.00 scholarships for the sophomore or junior year with an additional $500.00 to be available for said recipient in the following year, in the event the student has met the following criteria:Must have completed at least 30 hours of college without less than a 3.2 grade point average while attending any accredited four-year college within or outside the State of Nebraska.The scholarship shall be based upon both need and scholastic achievement, with factors to be considered as set forth below.At least one scholarship shall be awarded to a minority student.Preference shall be given to any student with (1) a demonstrated interest in teaching in Lexington's dual-language elementary program; (2) an interest in a career in public service with a demonstrated history of volunteerism; or (3) students who have received freshman Foundation ScholarshipsThe scholarship application deadline is June 30th each year and shall be awarded by July 20 for disbursement in the fall of that year and each subsequent year.Applications may be made after completion of freshman or sophomore year, the application to include the student's college transcript from all prior years, and to include at least two recommendations from college instructors that have had the student in class.Criterion and consideration shall be as follows:Scholarship 45%Need 40%Preference (1) above 10%Preference (2) above 5%Preference (3) above 5%

Bonner Leaders AmeriCorps Program

The UC Berkeley Bonner Leaders AmeriCorps Program, administered through the Cal Corps Public Service Center, strives to continue the development of student leaders advancing the ethic of service on campus by connecting student leaders with development opportunities. There are over 100 opportunities in a variety of areas including leadership training, volunteer matching, tutoring, tutor program coordination, student group advising, and leadership and service outreach. Offered to UCB students only. Type: Internship Program Service Project Eligibility Requirements: Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study: Public Service Citzenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident

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