2008-2009 Scholarship Application
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation maintains a Public Policy Scholarship Fund that is administered by the Center for Policy Analysis. The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at UMass Dartmouth and maintain an active interest in public policy.
Who is eligible?
Students must meet the following minimum criteria to be eligible for a policy studies scholarship:
enrolled full-time or part-time at UMass Dartmouth
taking classes in Policy Studies, conducting research for the Center for Policy Analysis, or participating in a Policy Studies Internship, although preference will be given to students who are declared Minors in Policy Studies (undergraduates) and students who have been accepted into the Master of Public Policy program (graduates)
undergraduate students must have a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher; graduate students must have a 3.5 G.P.A. or higher
demonstrate an active interest in extra-curricular activities that involve public policy, public service, or community service
submit the Policy Studies scholarship application form to the Director of the Center for Policy Analysis no later than October 1 of the academic year
submit a copy of the student's current transcript,submit a one-page letter of interest highlighting the student's public policy involvement and related achievements
What is the amount of the scholarship?
Scholarship awards to undergraduate students are normally $500. Scholarship awards to graduate students are normally $1,000. The number and amounts of the awards may vary depending upon the decision of the Policy Studies Program & Curriculum Committee and the availability of funds.
How can I use the scholarship?
The scholarship check is forwarded directly to the student, who may use it to pay university tuition and fees, books, research related travel expenses, campus room and board, or other living expenses. Students will receive their scholarship check at the Center for Policy Analysis annual advisory board banquet in November.
Scholarships will be awarded on a combination of academic merit and public service. Scholarships awards are decided by the Center for Policy Analysis Advisory Board's Policy Studies Program & Curriculum Committee. This group is a five-member committee that includes at least two full-time tenure-line faculty in the Department of Policy Studies or its Affiliated Faculty. At least two committee members are non-faculty practitioners who sit as members of the Center for Policy Analysis Advisory Board. Scholarship awards will be announced no later than December 20th for Fall awards and no later than April 30th for Spring awards.