Scholarships

Scholarship applications now available for 2018-2019

Click on the links below for scholarship applications.


Undergraduate (BPA)

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 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 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. There is no application for this award, recipients are selected by the College. 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

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

Department of Public Administration

Durango Building 4.114 (Downtown Campus)

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm