Currently, the MPA Program offers students two scholarships awarded based on merit.
Gwen Y. Wood Book Scholarship
Other scholarships you might be interested in:
Gwen Y. Wood Book Scholarship
Dr. Gwen Y. Wood was our MPA Program's first director. She guided the program through
its first six years of existence, developing curriculum, admissions standards, and
creating a community of faculty and students dedicated to public service.
When she retired, we chose to honor her by creating this book scholarship. The scholarship
provides $250 to an MPA student to help defray the cost of books, which we know are
expensive. This scholarship is awarded based on need and academic/public service performance.
EMAIL MPA DIRECTOR TO APPLY
Ralph Walker Scholarship
The Ralph Walker Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Master of Public Administration
Program who shows promise for an outstanding career in public service. A committee
composed of MPA faculty members selects the awardee.
- In 1991, Augusta College and Georgia Southern University entered into an agreement
with Georgia Southern's Master of Public Administration program to become a "satellite"
program offered at Augusta College. This was initiated by Dr. Ralph Walker, Chair
of the Department of Political Science.
- 1994, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents indicated its willingness
to consider the transfer approval if the new program would be structured so that it
would be set on a course to meet the accreditation standards set by NASPAA (Network
of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration).
- As a direct result of Dr. Walker's dedication, guidance, and consultation with Augusta
College, NASPAA, and the Board of Regents, the new program, as designed, was on course
to be accredited during the four-year cycle of evaluation.
- By 1996, the Augusta "satellite" MPA degree program of Georgia Southern would transfer
to become a new graduate offering of Augusta College. The first class enrolled in
Augusta College MPA classes September 1996 and the first six graduates of the program
completed their studies and graduated June 1998.
- Be a current student in the Augusta University MPA Program. Current includes those
students accepted for admission. If a current student, have a GPA of at least 3.0
on all graduate courses taken in the MPA program.
- Students awarded this scholarship must also agree to:
- Enroll for minimum of 6 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters of the scholarship
year, and earn a minimum of 12 credit hours by the end of each academic year.
- Maintain an MPA Program GPA of 3.0.
- Comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing students
- Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purpose
of reporting to the donor, and
- Remain in good standing as a student.
Required Application Attachments
Applications will be submitted to the MPA Director who will provide the selection
committee with information on the student's academic performance in the program if
applicable. If the applicant is a new student to the program, the MPA Director will
give the selection committee undergraduate transcripts and scores on the GRE or GMAT
as evidence of academic potential.
What You Will Need to Submit
An Original 3-5 page Essay
|Explaining your career goals in the public or non-profit sector, and why you would
be a good choice for selection as a Ralph Walker Scholar
Two Letters of Recommendation
From persons familiar with your academic or work performance
When and How to Submit
In August, the MPA Director will ask for students and new students to submit their
applications for the scholarship.
email the MPA Director
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