The Foundation focuses on Public Policy majors in order to foster leadership in public policy analysis and public management to promote effective public policy decisions on national and international issues. Public policy incorporates social, economic and political components of government decision making.
With a degree in Public Policy and Administration, students can make decisions and influence policy that affects an organization, a community, a whole state or the entire nation. We believe that a strong understanding in policy analysis is crucial in order to design and carry out policies that positively impact the 21st century global economy.
The scholarships support majors that educate students in the importance of the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation; microeconomic analysis of policy issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and applications to specific public policy topics.
The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following disciplines:
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, Inc.
1936 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30319
Contact Person: Dr. Susan Thurman Executive Director
Phone: (404) 235-5500
Fax: (404) 235-5510