Students are encouraged to get involved with their local ASPA Chapters. ASPA Chapters provide a unique opportunity to meet key figures in the local public service community and expand your network. Membership in a local Chapter is included with your ASPA membership.
In addition, ASPA’s Sections offer in-depth exposure to the issues that matter most in public service. ASPA also offers quality programming for new professionals at national and regional conferences.
FOUNDERS' FELLOWS PROGRAM
ASPA's signature program for students is the Founders' Fellows program. The program supports the participation of up to 15 students at the Annual Conference and their development as future public administrators. Fellows receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, are provided an opportunity to present at the conference, participate in discussion circles and are matched with mentors in their related field.
75 OPPORTUNITIES FOR 75 YEARS
In 2014, ASPA will offer 75 Fellowships to students pursuing studies in any field related to public administration and new professionals within five years of working in the public sector.
Nominations are now open for our 2014 Founders’ Fellowship Program. Fellows will attend ASPA’s 75th Anniversary Conference. Applications are being accepted June 26 through October 17, 2013.
To obtain a 2014 Student Founders’ Fellows nomination packet, click here.
To obtain a 2014 New Professionals Founders’ Fellows nomination packet, click here.
To spread the word about the Founders’ Fellows Program, download the flyer. Questions can be directed to Jeannie Jeffries at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-585-4310.
SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Show your support for future public administrators by sponsoring a Founders' Fellow to attend the 2014 Annual Conference. An individual Fellow sponsorship is $375.
Founders' Fellows Diamond Sponsorship - $5,000
Founders' Fellows Gold Sponsorship - $2,500
Founders' Fellows Silver Sponsorship - $1,000
Founders' Fellows Bronze Sponsorship - $375
2013 FOUNDERS' FORUM FELLOWS
University of Pittsburgh
Louisiana State University
University of Nebraska at Omaha
|Byungwoo (Shine) Choo
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Texas Tech University
Mississippi State University
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Mississippi
University of Delaware
| Diane Mars
George Washington University
Colorado State University
| Palina Prysmakova
Florida International University
Georgia State University
| Nathaniel Lane Wade
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Florida State University
To see more information about our 2013 Founders' Forum Fellows and their research, click here.
ASPA's Section on Public Law and Administration (SPLA) annually awards one $500.00 scholarship to help defray the costs associated with attending the ASPA national conference.
To be eligible for the John A. Rohr Scholarship, applicants must be a graduate or post-graduate student enrolled in a Public Administration program. Recipients of the Rohr Scholarship must be present at the SPLA Annual Champagne & Chocolate Affair to receive the award, scheduled for Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 6:00pm in Washington, D.C. and participate in the SPLA General Meeting usually scheduled on Saturday or Sunday morning during the conference.
To learn more about the John A. Rohr Scholarship, please contact Dovie D. Dawson, Scholarship Chair at email@example.com. The nomination deadline for receiving completed Scholarship Applications is December 15, 2013! To download an application, click here.
ASPA’s Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA) annually awards up to three $500.00 scholarships to students at the PhD or Master’s level or a Practitioner to help defray the costs associated with attending the ASPA Annual Conference. In addition to completing and submitting the SWPA Scholarship Application form, applicants must also submit a cover letter, vita or resume, and two letters of nomination/recommendation from relevant faculty, supervisors/managers, or ASPA chapter or section officers.
The deadline for receiving all application materials is December 1, 2013. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. To download the application, click here.
Any question or queries regarding the scholarship can be directed to Dr. Meghna Sabharwal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALTER MODE SCHOLARSHIP
The Walter W. Mode Scholarship is awarded out of a special fund named in honor of Walter W. Mode, the 30th National President of ASPA, with a distinguished record of public service at the federal and international levels. A $1,500 scholarship (when funds are available) is given each year for graduate study in public administration to a student who is an ASPA member and who demonstrates a commitment to a career in the public service. This scholarship is managed by the ASPA Endowment, Inc.