Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarship application materials are available at the Department Office, Durango Building, room 4.114. For questions about Public Administration scholarships or information about scholarship opportunities, please contact:

Karen E. Metz, Administrative Associate II

(210)-458-2533

Diane Gutierrez, Senior Administrative Associate

(210)-458-2534

2017-2018 Scholarship applications have been closed.  Please return next year to apply for 2018-2019 opportunities.


Undergraduate (BPA)

  • The USAA Foundation Scholarship 

This scholarship is available to incoming or current undergraduate students with a declared major in Public Administration.  Students must be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must show demonstrated financial need, verified through the filing of a FAFSA application.



  • Samuel A. & Pamela R. Kirkpatrick Endowed Presidential Scholarship

The Samuel A. & Pamela R. Kirkpatrick Endowed Presidential Scholarship was established to support community service by awarding undergraduate students with a declared Minor in Nonprofit Management.  Student selection will be based on merit and need, along with involvement in unpaid community service with nonprofit agencies, public agencies, local hospitals, religious institutions or the military.  Students must also demonstrate financial need as determined by UTSA's Office of Student Financial Aid.  Students need to be enrolled at UTSA for at least 6 credit hours and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.



  • The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, Texas

The Canseco Scholarship Fund is awarded to students who have graduated from a high school in Webb County, Texas or are a current resident. Students must be enrolled on a full-time basis and actively pursing an undergraduate and graduate degree within the College of Public Policy. Minimum GPA requirements are 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students.


Graduate (MPA)

  • The Lauren Miller and Steven Douglas Walthour Endowed Scholarship

The Department is pleased to announce The Lauren Miller and Steven Douglas Walthour Endowed Scholarship to be awarded for the first time in Fall 2016.  Applications are currently being accepted for students pursuing a MPA degree with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.  Students must be enrolled at least 6 hours per semester.


  • Dominion Rotary Club Past President’s Fund

The Dominion Rotary Club Past President’s Fund is an endowed award offered annually to a degree-seeking student of the MPA program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The chosen Dominion Scholar will be required to give a brief talk at a luncheon with members of the Dominion Rotary Club. Applications should be submitted directly to the Department office.


  • Rubén Munguía Endowed Scholarship 

The Rubén Munguía Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration is an endowed award offered annually to an outstanding MPA Student. Eligible students must be a degree-seeking MPA student enrolled in at least 6 hours and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.



  • Juanita Firestone Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Juanita Firestone Endowed Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduate students in Public Administration.  Eligible students must be enrolled at least 6 hours per semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


  • The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, Texas

The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, Texas, is awarded to students who have graduated from a high school in Webb County, Texas or are a current resident.  Students must be enrolled on a full-time basis and actively pursing an undergraduate and graduate degree within the College of Public Policy.  Minimum GPA requirements are 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students.



For information about scholarships sponsored or administered directly by the University visit http://www.utsa.edu/scholarships/.

The College of Public Policy also offers the COPP Scholar Award to newly admitted first time freshmen and transfer students in the fall semester.   The COPP Scholars Program was created by the College of Public Policy in 2014 as a way to provide financial support to outstanding students and attract the state’s highest achieving students. This award comes with a $1,000 stipend to be applied towards tuition and fees, as long as the students maintain a good academic standing.  Eligibility is based on SAT or ACT scores, high school class rank and/or transfer GPA. For questions, please contact the Dean's office at (210) 458-2530 or email copp@utsa.edu