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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.

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

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

Background: Number of awards: 2 Amount: $1,500 Renewable? No Established in memory of Matt Fong, former California state treasurer Eligibility Criteria: Grade level: Incoming sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year college or university Must be enrolled in California college or university Major: Accounting, political science, public policy, business administration or related fields Ethnic heritage: Asian (at least 50%) Minimum GPA: 3.0 Financial need Preference given to those with record of community service or volunteer work

Williams Law Group Opportunity to Grow Scholarship

Are you a New Jersey student who will be enrolled in a New Jersey two-year to five-year institution in 2018-2019? Do you need help paying for schooling or supplies? You are not alone. College is not cheap, but we don’t want that to stop you from pursuing this irreplaceable experience. At Williams Law Group, we have experienced the benefits of higher education. That is why we are offering a $1500 scholarship to help one New Jersey student go to college, law school, or other institute of higher education. To apply for this scholarship, you must be a New Jersey high school or college student and are enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution in New Jersey in 2018-2019. Additionally, the student must want to pursue their Juris Doctor, a degree in Social Work or a closely related field. The student must be well-rounded and demonstrate a commitment to their school and community. A minimum GPA is not required. Read the Instructions and Terms and Conditions for more eligibility information. To apply, create a short (30–120 second) video and essay, telling us the following things: 1. What does your community mean to you? 2. How have you demonstrated a commitment to both your school and larger community? Upload your video to YouTube. Fill out the application, and include a link to your video on YouTube. Applications are due May 11, 2018

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.

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships

Purpose: The College of William and Mary established the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships to inspire the best of a new generation to pursue careers in public service, by providing an opportunity for experience in one of three posts closely associated with Ambassador Harriman. Programs Funded: Three Fellows spend a summer in professional positions with the United States Department of State in one of three fellowship posts associated with chapters of the Ambassador

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

Political Science - Academic Opportunity Award

Scholarships are awarded to students in the following areas of study: American Government and Politics, Public Administration, Pre-law, and International Relations. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.

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%

Harry S Truman Scholarship

Must be a full-time student with a junior level academic standing, with a commitment to a career in government or elsewhere in the public sector, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, plans to complete a graduate degree, is in the upper 1/4 of the class and is a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national, except for residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Marianas who must be in their senior class. If interested, contact Matt Means by October 1 at (785) 628-4280.

Harold D. Lasswell Award

The Harold D. Lasswell prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of public policy. The award is co-sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization and the APSA Public Policy Organized Section. It carries a prize of $1,000.

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