Scholarships

Several scholarships are open to current graduate students. Each scholarship has distinct criteria to determine recipients, such as the type of degree pursued, subjects studied, grade point average (GPA), credits completed, and career goals. Applicants are ranked based on the criteria for each scholarship. Merit-based scholarships are based on the highest GPA and best essay. An application is required. The amount of awards are dependent on donor funding and may change without notice. Scholarships are applied to tuition. All scholarship recipients must be registered for at least 6 credits.

The 2015-16 application process has been opened and will close Monday, August 10, 2015. Scholarships and awards range from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00.  Please refer to the information below and to the scholarship application for more information.

Clark Foundation Student Scholarship
Student Type: Current Graduate/Undergraduate
Merit/Need: Merit
Stipulation: The Clark Foundation Student Scholarship was created for students in the School of Public Affairs who have achieved academic excellence. Full and partial tuition scholarships for students in the School of Public Affairs. Recipients will be chosen on a merit basis.
Total Allottment: $13,901.00
Award Range: $1,000.00 - $2,500.00

Consolidated Edison MPA Scholarship
Student Type: Current MPA
Merit/Need: Merit or Need
Stipulation: The Consolidated Edison MPA Scholarship was created to recognize students in the Master`s in Public Administration program who demonstrate financial need and high academic potential. To one or more students in the Master`s in Public Adminstration program who demonstrate financial need and have high academic potential
Total Allottment: $10,000.00
Award Range: $1,000.00 - $2,500.00

Donal E. Farley Scholarship
Student Type: Current, in-state only
Merit/Need: Merit
Stipulation: For in-state outstanding graduate students majoring in Public Administration for academic excellence, service to Baruch College, and contributions to his or her community, borough, or the city at large. Candidate to be selected by School of Public Affairs` Scholarship Committee.
Total Allottment: $1,848.00
Award Amount: $1,848.00

Hagedorn Scholarship
Student Type: Current Graduate/Undergraduate
Merit/Need: Need
Stipulation: Available to students who have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who are otherwise ineligible for other forms of federal or state aid.
Total Allottment: $50,000.00
Award Range: $1,000.00 - $5,000.00

Janet Dewart Bell Scholarship
Student Type: Current Executive MPA
Merit/Need: Need
Stipulation: To provide scholarships for School of Public Affairs students (order of preference: XMPA student, Traditional MPA student, BSPA) who demonstrate financial need. Recipients will be chosen by the School of Public Affairs.
Total Allottment: $1,000.00
Award Amount: $1,000.00

Lewis Friedman Scholarship
Student Type: Current Graduate
Merit/Need: Merit
Stipulation: An annual scholarship for a graduate student in the School of Public Affairs who has shown promise and innovation in the areas of public finance or government budgeting. Income in the fund is to be spent in full on the scholarship each year. Candidates will be selected by the School of Public Affairs and the Financial Aid Office.
Total Allottment: $5,000.00
Award Amount: $2,500.00

Susan Ponce De Leon Scholarship
Student Type: Current, full-time MPA
Merit/Need: Merit
Stipulation: Full-time student; Graduate MPA in Housing or demonstrated commitment to Community Development; Renewable for a maximum of two years; Essay addressing candidates commitment to affordable housing and community development.
Total Allottment: $1,250.00
Award Amount: $1,250.00

LCU Fund Scholarship
Type of Student: Graduate or undergraduate; current or new; women only
Merit/Need: Need
Stipulation: Created to provide housing stipends for women enrolled at the SPA. The foundation invests in the future of women pursuing careers that serve the community by easing the financial burden of NYC housing.
Total Allottment: $55,000.00
Award Amount: $5,000.00

Please refer to the scholarship application for more information.