***RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION

COPP 2016-2017 Student Research Paper Competition Rules 

• This competition is open to all graduate students in Criminal Justice, Demography, Public Administration, or Social Work programs. It is also open to undergraduate students majoring in Criminal Justice or Public Administration who will graduate in Spring 2017 or later. The competition is limited to papers submitted for Summer 2016, Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 COPP courses. Only papers sponsored by the faculty member teaching the class for which the paper was written will be accepted. 

• Submissions are limited to papers related to scholarly research. This includes original research or reviews of existing research or literature. Thought papers or creative writing efforts are not appropriate submissions for this competition. Only one submission per student will be accepted.

• Submitted papers are limited to 30 double-spaced pages. Completed dissertations, theses, exit papers, and projects may be submitted only if shortened to this length. • Papers must be submitted by April 21 st, 2017. Award winners will be announced in May 2017.

• Winners will be chosen by a faculty committee comprised of representatives from each of the four COPP departments, judging on the basis of substantive merit and quality of writing.

• One award of $500.00 will be granted to a winner in each of the following categories: Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral.

• Winners will be recognized by a letter and certificate from the Dean of the COPP, and publicized by the College.

• If warranted, honorable mentions may also be awarded in each category.  Honorable mentions will be recognized by the College but will not carry a cash award.

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Completed applications, including the research paper, are due in hard copy or electronically copp@utsa.edu to the College of Public Policy by: 5PM Friday, April 21, 2017

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The Department of Public Administration will offer a new minor in civic engagement (PAD 2073) for fall 2016.  This new minor is open to all majors and will be offered at both 1604 and Downtown campuses.  Students will actively engage in the San Antonio community through service-learning experiences, preparing them for a lifetime of responsible citizenship and civic engagement.  To learn more click here.

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The Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center (DTUAC) serves all UTSA majors and classifications. Professional academic advisors will partner with you to help you succeed towards your academic goals. We can assist you with information and clarification about degree requirements; transfer coursework, academic and university policies, registration procedures and much more!

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Scholarships

THE DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR IS FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 BY 5PM


Scholarships for Current Graduate Students

administered by the Dean's office

The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, TX
Eligible students:  All COPP Majors (must have graduated from a high school in Webb County, Texas or be a current resident of Webb County at the time of application.) 

2017 Canseco Application2017 Canseco Announcement


Juanita Firestone Endowed Scholarship
Eligible students: MPA, MS Criminal Justice and Criminology (MSCJC), MSW, M-Sociology)
2017 Firestone Application  | 2017 Firestone Announcement


Administered by the Departments


Public Administration

Public Administration Scholarship page

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 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 of Public Administration.        

 Lauren Miller and Steven Douglas Walthour Endowed Scholarship
Students pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible.  Must be enrolled at least 6 hours per semester.  If a student only requires 3 hours to complete degree, exception can be made to required part-time enrollment.       

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.

Criminal Justice & Criminology

Criminal Justice Scholarship Page

Criminal Justice Competitive Scholarship
Check back soon.

Social Work

Social Work Scholarship Page
The Gunn Family Endowed Scholarship in Social Work


Applied Demography

Contact (210) 458-3163
Department of Demography

**This page lists scholarships offered by the College of Public Policy and contains applications for Canseco and Firestone.  To access other applications for scholarships, please visit the department webpages.

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

Internships

Public Administration Internships

Criminal Justice Undergraduate Internships

Others to consider:

District Office Internship with Joaquin Castro (summer 2017):  https://castro.house.gov/how-can-i-help/internships

Archer Center Fellowship: http://www.archercenter.org/

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU): http://www.hacu.net/hacu/HACU_Student_Programs.asp

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: http://chci.org/programs/

City of San Antonio Management Fellows (COSA):https://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx#lt-13706901-management-fellows (applications will be available at the end of October, 2016)

Luna Legislative Scholars: http://www.tshrc.org/luna-scholars-fellows-program/

UTSA Legislative Scholars: http://honors.utsa.edu/students/programs/legislative-scholars

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program: https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/

City of San Antonio Student Internships: student internships

Deadlines for these internships are fast approaching.

Scholarships

                  THE DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR IS FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 BY 5PM.


                  Undergraduate Scholarships


                  Public Administration

                    Public Administration Scholarship Page

                    • The USAA Foundation Scholarship 
                    • The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, TX - All COPP majors are eligible (must have graduated from a high school in Webb County, Texas or be current resident of Webb County at the time of application.)
                    • Samuel A. and Pamela R. Kirkpatrick Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Undergraduate students with a declared minor in Nonprofit Management are eligible.

                    Criminal Justice

                    Criminal Justice Scholarship Page

                    • Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Salinas Criminal Justice Memorial Scholarship
                    • The USAA Foundation Scholarship
                    • The Canseco Scholarship Fund for Laredo, TX - All COPP majors are eligible (must have graduated from a high school in Webb County, Texas or be current resident of Webb County at the time of application.)

                    2017-2018 Canseco Application for current undergraduate students

                    Canseco scholarship administered by the Dean's office.  Please visit department webpages for eligibility and other scholarship applications.

                    2017-2018 Application for Canseco  

                    2017-2018 Announcement for Canseco

                    COPP Scholar Award (for newly admitted first time freshmen and transfer students)

                    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

                    *Please see the department pages for more information on department specific scholarships, eligibility, applications and deadlines.  Contact the Dean's office for more information on COPP Scholar's Award or the Canseco Endowed Scholarship

                    (210) 458-2535 Department of Criminal Justice 

                    (210) 458-2533 Department Public Administration

Internships

Public Administration Internships

Criminal Justice Undergraduate Internships

Internships

Public Administration Internships

Criminal Justice Undergraduate Internships