If you plan to study Government in college, you may be eligible for additional scholarships! We've put together a list of scholarships open to Government majors to help you afford college tuition.
List of scholarships for Government majors
|Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship||$8,000||February 19, 2018|
|Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship||$15,000||April 10, 2018|
|Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship||$13,000||February 19, 2018|
|COAG Scholarship||$1,500||April 1, 2018|
|Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals||$ -||December 1, 2017|
|Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Explorer Scholarship||$2,000||October 31, 2017|
|Samuel Huntington Public Service Award||$15,000||January 17, 2018|
|Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship||$ -||March 6, 2018|
|ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest||$250||July 15, 2017|
|Boren Scholarships||$20,000||February 9, 2018|
Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship
The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship is available for award to four students enrolled in part-time graduate study that are employees of a state or local government and are preparing to continue their career in state and local government finance.
Eligibility:-Employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments-Recommendation by your employer-Currently a part-time student in a graduate program in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, economics, or business administration that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring semester (including spring graduates)-Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent-Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada-Recommendation by your academic advisor or dean of the graduate program-Not a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of theUnited States and Canada
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship
The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created under the Will of Evalee C. Schwarz to provide interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant financial need.
Eligibility:- Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application- Qualify for financial need in the form of government grants. Applicants must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,815 or less as it appears on their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)- Be enrolled in a school in the state in which the student resides *possible exceptions apply- Standardized test scores must be in the top 15% of nation-wide- Must not be seeking a law degree For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship
The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is available for award to a full-time graduate student who is pursuing an advanced
degree and is preparing for a career in state and local government finance.Eligibility:-Full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance andexpecting to be enrolled in the spring semester (including spring graduates)-Have a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent-Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada-Recommendation by your academic advisor or the dean of the graduate program-Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Any Georgia high school senior (or a GED equivalency) who is a United States citizen graduating by the spring of the current academic year or any Georgia student currently enrolled in a school of accredited higher education located in Georgia is eligible to apply for a COAG scholarship.
The criteria for the award include: - Presenting a letter of acceptance or letter of enrollment from a school of accredited higher education located within Georgia (four-year college, junior college or technical college) - Presenting a copy of their application to provide verification of degree field related to government/law enforcement, political science, accounting/finance or business, pre-law - Submitting a 1,000-word essay written on the theme listed on our website - Presenting a COAG scholarship applicationFor more information about this award, please visit our website.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
CBYX for Young Professionals is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State. The program annually gives 75 American young professionals the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists of three phases: two months of German language school; four months of classes in your career field at a university, technical school, or professional school; and a five-month internship in your career field. Participants are placed throughout Germany. CBYX is primarily designed for participants in business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants in all fields are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility:-Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence-Be between 18 and 24 years of age at the start of the program-Possess a high school diploma-Exhibit clear career goals and some relevant experience in their career field (experience can be work, internship, or volunteer)-Have a strong interest in German and international affairs, as well as a strong sense of American identity: be flexible, independent, and diplomaticFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Explorer Scholarship
The National Exploring Committee will award five (5) $2,000 individual scholarships to law enforcement, fire/EMS, health, aviation, or law & government explorers studying in the field of public safety. Applicant's description of their personal record should show that they can successfully complete the public safety career educational activity for which they are requesting the scholarship. Also, their personal record should show their involvement in life skills, citizenship,
leadership, and character education experiences that add to the quality of life.Eligibility:-Currently registered and active in a law enforcement, fire/EMS, health, aviation, or law & government exploring post-Parent or guardian approval if under 18 years of age-Three letters of recommendation (i.e. post-Advisor, public safety professional, teacher, employer, community leader, etc.)-500-word educational plan showing how you are going to finance your goal for a career in public safetyFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Recently, three past award recipients have won an unsolicited, prestigious McArthur "genius" grant; been named U.S. Surgeon General; and been recognized as a Forbes "30 Under 30" entrepreneur.
For information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship
The Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of the former Speaker of the State House of Representatives. The scholarship is renewable so long as recipients maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Eligibility:-Must be a legal resident of Delaware-Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen-High school senior who ranks in upper half of class and has a combined score of 1000 on the SAT-Enrolled full-time at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University-Majoring in the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to political science majors-Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the application deadlineEssay (1,000 to 1,200 words on one of the following topics):1. With the continuing economic challenges facing the U.S. and the international community, what strategies would you implement to ensure that the next generation will be able to afford college, find rewarding employment, and save for the future? 2. Every generation is different from the previous generation in important ways. How is your generation different from that of your parents? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer. 3. If you could invent something new, what product would you develop? Use specific details to explain why this invention is needed. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.
Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the international volunteers who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938. Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of argument or presentation. The prize is awarded in three categories: pre-collegiate, undergraduate and graduate studies. Undergraduate award:-Essays must be between 2,000 and 10,500 words-Submissions may be in Spanish or English-Submissions must have been produced to fulfill an undergraduate course or degree requirement Graduate award:-Submissions must be between 3,500 and 12,500 words-Submissions may be in Spanish or English-Applicant must currently be registered as a graduate student and work must be related to graduate studies For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
Boren Scholarships, a prestigious initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.Scholarship awards are:-$8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)-$10,000 for a semester-$20,000 for a full academic year Eligibility:-Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application-A high school graduate, or have earned a GED-Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program located within the United States accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete-Applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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