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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.

Martin Sorkin Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a degree and career path in international trade, economics and/or public policy. Applicant must exhibit academic excellence and public service. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: Approximately two scholarships at $1,000 each. Not guaranteed.

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

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.

Susan K. & Douglas E. Dodge Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Applicant must be a graduating senior of Reed City or Shepherd Community Schools. •Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.25 GPA.•Demonstrate positive attitude toward school and community.•Demonstrate strong community involvement and volunteerism.•Have an interest in pursuing a career in public service (i.e. careers in the fields of education, health care, social services, ministry or political science)

Nancy E. Smith Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in public administration or political science who intends to pursue a career in public service. The most recent award was $550.

John Merrick Law Scholarship

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

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%

Casey’s General Stores Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/food service/landscape/nursery/ranch or wildlife management, communications, economics, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, power & equipment, conservation, plant or soil science, entomology, agricultural computer systems, agricultural public service or general agriculture with a career path in agriculture or agribusiness. Resident of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin required. Must exhibit strong leadership skills.AWARD: Three scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

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

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

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