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.
Completed applications, including the research paper, are due in hard copy or electronically firstname.lastname@example.org to the College of Public Policy by: 5PM Friday, April 21, 2017
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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.)
Administered by the Departments
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 Competitive Scholarship
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Social Work Scholarship Page
The Gunn Family Endowed Scholarship in Social Work
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/.
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.
THE DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR IS FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 BY 5PM.
Canseco scholarship administered by the Dean's office. Please visit department webpages for eligibility and other scholarship applications.
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 email@example.com
*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