James H. Finkelstein Award
The James H. Finkelstein Award will be awarded to two deserving master’s students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in public service.
Eligibility: All SPP master's students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours are encouraged to apply for this award. Strongest consideration will be given to those applicants who have earned a GPA of 3.7 or above. Students can be enrolled in SPP on a full-time or part-time basis. Students who are receiving sponsorship from their employers are not eligible for this award.
Application Procedures: Students interested in being considered for this award should fill out the Application for the James H. Finkelstein Award (attached) and submit the appropriate supplemental materials. Application materials must be submitted to Meredith Asbury in the SPP Student Services Office by 4 pm on June 3, 2013. Applications received late will not be considered.
Conditions: This award can be combined with other forms of university support.
Martha V. and Walter A. Pennino Endowed Scholarship
The Martha V. and Walter A. Pennino Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to two deserving Master of Public Policy students. The application generally opens in March of each year.
Eligibility: This award is offered to full-time students enrolled in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program. Strongest consideration will be given to MPP students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who are receiving sponsorship from their employers are not eligible for this award.
Application Procedures: Students interested in being considered for this award should fill out the Application for the Martha V. and Walter A. Endowed Scholarship (attached) and submit the appropriate supplemental materials.Applications must be submitted to Meredith Asbury in the SPP Student Services Office (560 Founders Hall) by 4 pm on June 3, 2013. Applications received late will not be considered.
Conditions: Student financial need is a determining factor in this scholarship selection process. This need will be determined by the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This award can be combined with other forms of university support.
The Service - Disabled Veterans Scholarship
The Service - Disabled Veterans Scholarship is awarded to a School of Public Policy (SPP) Master’s Student. It supports the academic achievement and professional development of service-disabled veterans.
Award Level: This scholarship is awarded in the amount of full tuition for the duration of the recipient’s program, after other funding support has been applied. The total amount of tuition support is not to exceed $55,000. A maximum of $2,500 will also be awarded to cover books and educational expenses for the duration of the recipient’s program.
Eligibility: Students admitted to one of the six SPP Master’s degree programs who are defined as service-disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are eligible to apply for this award. Other criteria considered include financial need, academic achievement, and a demonstrated interest in public service.
Application Procedures: Students interested in being considered for this award should fill out the Application for the Service-Disabled Veterans Scholarship and submit the appropriate supplemental materials. Applications must be submitted to the SPP Office of Graduate Admissions (suite 572 Founders Hall) by 4:30 p.m. January 15 for Spring semester consideration or July 15 for Fall semester consideration. Applications received late will not be considered.
Conditions: Applicants must submit copies of documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as evidence of their service-disabled status. As a condition of the scholarship, recipients will complete a one-semester paid internship with Enterprise Resource Performance, Inc (www.erpi.net) for three credits. This award can be combined with other forms of support, including GI Bill funding. Scholarship funds will only be disbursed after other funding has been applied and in the amount of any remaining tuition and/or educational related expenses.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships
(Available to new students beginning Fall 2013)
As one of the United States’ top fellowship providers, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation offers programs that cultivate talent and drive change in the nation’s high-need fields. We are excited to announce the opening of the 2013 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships competition! We seek highly motivated and academically excellent college juniors and graduating seniors or college graduates who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the programs honor Career Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, one of the country’s most respected Foreign Service Officers. The goal of the programs is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply to one of the two Programs.
John C. And Louise P. Wood Graduate Scholarship
The John C. and Louise P. Wood Graduate Scholarship was established by the GMU Alumni Association in November 1998. The scholarship is named in the memory of John C. Wood, former mayor of the City of Fairfax and the first rector of George Mason University, and his wife, Louise P. Wood, in recognition of their contributions to the university and the community. The Wood Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student who has completed at least nine credit hours at George Mason University and demonstrates unusual motivation and ability in the pursuit of education, and who has contributed to the development and welfare of George Mason University, the community, or both.
- Any full-time graduate student who has completed at least nine credit hours at George Mason University at time of application.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher achieved while at George Mason University.
- Demonstrated commitment to academic related pursuits, university organizations, and/or community service.
- Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of education.
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) Scholarship
The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered. Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part- time; Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must be between 17 and 22-years-old, and graduate students must be between 23 and 30-years-old; Demonstrated interest in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business; and be a woman.
National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Merit Scholarship Program
The Washington, D.C. Chapter, NDTA awards merit scholarships to both qualified undergraduate and graduate applicants from available Chapter funds to encourage the continuing education of NDTA Chapter members in transportation related fields.The application for a Washington, D.C. Chapter NDTA Merit Scholarship will be made on the Merit Scholarship Application Form. Career goals, statements, transcripts, and other supporting documents must be included and the application form MUST BE endorsed by a faculty advisor or administrator.
Council of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) National Scholarships
The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials' (COMTO) National Scholarship Program offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing careers in the transportation industry.The mission of COMTO is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, educational and professional development.The National Scholarship Program is one way to ensure the continuing legacy of minorities in transportation. Selections are made annually by a team of industry professionals, as well as representatives from the academic community.
Herbert Roback Scholarship
Awarded to graduate students currently enrolled or admitted for enrollment in a full-time master's degree course in public administration, public and international affairs, and/or political science from the following universities: the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Brandeis University, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, John Jay College at CUNY, Albany/SUNY, New York University, and any university in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
The Research Training Group SOCLIFE regularly offers scholarships for prospective doctoral students in the social and economic sciences. Selected students will be funded with a scholarship of $1,468 per month for 3 years and provided with travel grants for the visiting of conferences, summer schools etc. During their time at SOCLIFE, doctoral students work in fully equipped offices, have access to all institutions of the University of Cologne, enhance their knowledge through the SOCLIFE course program (all courses offered in English) and benefit from an internal mentoring program. Doctoral students also have access to the course program of the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (www.cgs.uni-koeln.de). The next funding period starts in October 2013, when SOCLIFE will offer 8 scholarships. The APPLICATION DEADLINE is May 03, 2013.
HORIZONS Scholarship - For Women Intending National Security and Defense Careers
Sponsored by Women In Defense, the HORIZONS Scholarship encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. (This is not law enforcement or criminal justice.) The amount and number of awards varies each year.
Rotary World Peace Scholarships
Rotary Centers provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas. Coursework at the Rotary Centers focuses on preventing and resolving conflict by addressing its root causes ― for example, responding to hunger with food security, disease with health care, illiteracy with education, poverty with sustainable development, and environmental degradation with conservation. Fellows put classroom lessons into practice through an applied field experience, working with a variety of governmental and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.