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

Jo Reyes-Boitel, Senior Administrative Associate

(210)-458-2534

The deadline for scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year is Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm.


Undergraduate (BPA)

  • The USAA Undergraduate Program Scholarship in Public Administration

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.

Application for USAA UG Scholarship 2016-2017


  • 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.

Kirkpatrick Endowed Scholarship 2016-2017



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 2016-2017 for students pursuing a MPA degree with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.  Students must be enrolled at least 6 hours per semester.

The Lauren Miller and Steven Douglas Walthour Endowed Scholarship Application

The Lauren Miller and Steven Douglas Walthour Endowed Scholarship Announcement


  • 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.

Dominion Rotary Club Past President's Fund Application


  • Public Administration Graduate Student (GIT) Scholarship

MPA students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible for the Public Administration Graduate Student (GIT) Scholarship.  Students must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours.  Awards for this annual scholarship vary in number and amount.

Public Administration Graduate Student (GIT) Scholarship Application


  • Rubén Munguía Scholarship in Public Administration

The Rubén Munguía 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.

Ruben Munguia Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration Application


  • Firestone Scholarship

Juanita Firestone Endowed Scholarship

Firestone Scholarship Application 2016-2017


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


National Scholarship Opportunities

Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship

The 2016-2017 Clarence R. Ridley Scholarship, sponsored by the Texas City Management Association, is a $5,000 educational fellowship for the August 2016-May 2017 academic year.  The application deadline is 5:00 pm on January 8, 2016.  For more details