Public Service Scholarships
Here are some of the Public Service scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
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.
For New York University - Wagner School of Public Service are awarded annually in honor of Trustee Chuck Barris for his concern for the members of the NYPD, their safety, professional development, and well-being.
* Applicant must be a female U.S. citizen * Scholarship monies must be used at an accredited Texas College or University * Applicant must have completed two semesters of studies and present transcripts of all college work * Applicant must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average * Selection will be based on academics and need * Applicant must desire to enter the professions of law, public service, government, political science, or women's history
The Carey McWilliams prize is awarded annually to honor a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics. It carries a $500 cash prize. Eligible candidate meet the criteria laid forth by the first organizing committe. First, the individual chosen should have a distinguished public service career in newspaper, magazine or broadcast media. Second, the individual chosen should, in his or her work, illumine some broad general principles of the social and political sciences. Third, the individual may have a background in editorial activities and not necessarily be a working journalist or writer. Fourth, the individual should illumine certain key elements identified with McWilliams, which include intellectual forthrightness and political independence. also for student in the field of social science
College of Social Sciences - Political Science Applicants must be full time students, either graduate or undergraduate, majoring in political science, with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in public service, including teaching. Applicants must submit a short statement on their career goals and how the scholarship will assist them in their studies.
Special Qualifications: • Recipient must be entering the military or a career in public service (education, firefighter, police officer, nursing, etc.).Other Requirements: • Recipient will also receive a scholarship medal of honor.
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.
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.
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.
Essay (800 words max.) – Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences?
National JACL membership is required to be considered for a JACL scholarship. Membership must be held by the applicant or applicant's parents only. Extended family ties do not apply for this requirement. Student memberships are available. For more information about membership categories, please contact the JACL Membership Department at National Headquarters. Applicants must also be planning to enroll in a college, university, trade school, business school or any institution of higher learning in the upcoming fall. Preference for this scholarship will be given to a student residing in the Eastern District Council and/or a student with an interest in public and social service.
Amount: $10,000 Description: This award is to allow recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or career
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.
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