Scholarships in Public Policy

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must attend a four year college or university and must hold a valid driver's license.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Jacob Javits Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must not have completed his or her first year of graduate school and the fifth year of a five-year baccalaureate/master's degree is applicable. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a FAFSA application.


Lott Leadership Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must have exceptional leadership and academic records and be actively pursuing a degree in public policy leadership.


Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a full-time graduate student.


Public Management Graduate Intern

Award: $8,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a graduate student enrolled in an eligible master's level program who has completed at least one semester or more of course work with a overall grade of "B" and one Quantitative Research Methods course.


George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 21

Applicant must be a full-time graduate student with a moderate to profound pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss who is attending an accredited law school or a master's/doctoral program in public policy or public policy administration.


Anne Rudin Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 5

Applicant must be a female undergraduate student in the Sacramento area who is enrolled in public administration, government, or public policy related programs.


Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies

Award: $6,000, Deadline: March 15 (June through December) ; September 15 (January through August)

Preference given to doctoral students whose research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues; however, post-doctoral fellows and others may apply. Recipient must conduct research at the LBJ Presidential Library and at least one other institution of the National Archives and Records Administration and agree that the product of research will not be used for political purposes and a copy will be provided to the LBJ Foundation. Three letters of recommendation required.


Graduate Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a new graduate student who has been accepted into one of the eligible academic programs and will enroll in at least six credits.


Political Leadership Scholarship

Award: $3,250, Deadline: January 13

Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and be high school seniors or college or graduate students (community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate program, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school or graduate education). Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study and demonstrate financial need. Students with additional barriers to education as well as those who are economically, racially, socially, geographically or politically disenfranchised will be given consideration as well. Students should be studying law, political science, public policy, or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBTQ people. Preference will be given to LGBTQ students of color and low-income or first-generation college students.