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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.

Alice Yuriko Endo Memorial Scholarship

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Merrick Law Scholarship

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

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

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

Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award

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

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.

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