GET INVOLVED

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.


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

ASPA is now accepting applications for the 2015 Founders' Fellows Program. Interested students and new professionals can apply. To apply, click here.

Nominations close Nov. 3, 2014.




2014 FOUNDERS' FORUM FELLOWS
 
In 2014, ASPA selected 76 fellows as part of its celebration of the Society's 75th Anniversary. Congratulations to our 2014 Founders' Fellows.

 Lachezar Anguelov 
Florida State University
 James Harold 
 University of Nebraska at Omaha

 Anbu  Arumugam 
Annamalai University (India)
 Joseph  Imamura 
 Texas Tech University 

 Miriam Belblida 
University of New Orleans
 Anita  Johnson 
 University of the District of Columbia 

David Bell 
Savannah State University
 
 Tonya Johnson 
 Brigham Young University 

Diane Benitez 
Florida International University
 
 Orpheus Jordan 
 Metropolitan College of New York

 
Karen  Berenice Velez 
Florida International University
 
 Timothy  Joseph Herrity 
 Virginia Commonwealth University 

Manjhot Bhan 
American University 
 Kyujin Jung 
 University of North Texas

 
Clifford  Blumberg 
University of Texas at Arlington
 Abdul Karim Khan 
 Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan)
Christopher  Bolt 
Western Michigan University 
 Kyungwoo Kim 
 University of Illinois at Chicago

Emily Brock 
Virginia Tech
 Soonjin Kim 
 Rutgers University

Holly Brown 
Virginia Commonwealth University
 Sheron King 
 North Carolina State University

Gretha Burchard 
Florida International University
 Aziz Kleleyev 
 Florida International University

 
Alan Burns 
Mississippi State University
 Lester Leavitt 
 Florida Atlantic University

 

Sofia  Cantu 
University of Texas Pan American
 Carla  Lewis-Irizarry 
 City University of New York - Brooklyn College 


Berta  Caral 
Florida International University
 Seunghoo Lim 
 Florida State University 

Hannah Carlan 
Mississippi State University
 Liang  Ma 
 Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) 


Roger Chin 
Claremont Graduate University 
 Yvonne Meyer 
 Franklin University 

Nakhyeok Choi 
Florida International University 
 Mariana  O'Brien 
 Florida Atlantic University 

Naomi  Collier 
Louisiana State University 
 James  Orr 
 Mississippi State University 

Claire  Connolly Knox 
University of Central Florida
 Laura Peth 
 Indiana University 

Isabel  Cosio Carbello 
Florida International University 
 Judney Pierre 
 Florida International University 

Bridgette Cram 
Florida International University 
 Emma Powell 
 Western Michigan University
 

Megan  DeMasters 
Colorado State University 
 Samina  Quaratulain 
 Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan)
 

Aaron Deslatte 
Florida State University 
 Gina  Rico-Mendez 
 Mississippi State University 

Nathan Dorfman 
University of Pittsburgh 
 Gina Riester 
 North Carolina State University 

Rachel Emas 
Florida International University 
 Grant Rissler 
 Virginia Commonwealth University 

Lindsey Evans 
Virginia Commonwealth University 
 Nolan  Ritchie 
 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 

Bryan Farrell 
Mississippi State University 
 Aaron Rollins 
 University of Louisville 

Monica Fernandez 
Florida International University 
 Mohammad  Sohail Dhillon 
 Panjab University (India) 

Beth Fiedler 
University of Central Florida 
 Changsoo  Song 
 University of Nebraska at Omaha 

Jonathan Fisk 
Colorado State University 
 Anthony Starke 
 Old Dominion University 

Donald  Stolberg 
University of Missouri
 Min  Su 
 Georgia State University
 
Jim Suh 
Indiana University
 Ammar Suria 
 Lahore University of Management Sciences

 Ashlee  Theodore 
Jackson State University
 Sarah Towne 
 American University

 Amy Uden 
Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission

 Emilio  Vazquez 
 Florida International University 

 Minapati  Venkat
 Ram Reddy Osmania University (India)

 Wesley  Walsman 
 University of Texas Pan American

 Rahel  Weldeyesus 
 Florida International University
 Judith  Weshinskey 
Jacksonville State University


 Craig  Wickstrom 
 Cleveland State University

Xuejiao  Zhao 
Auburn Univesity
 
Baurzhan Zhaubassov 
Kazakhstan National Academy of Public Administration
 



 

FOUNDERS' FELLOWS RESEARCH


To read the 2014 Founders' Fellows research, click here.

To read the 2013 Founders' Forum Fellows research, click here.

 




 

SWPA AWARDS

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

meghna.sabharwal@utdallas.edu

 

 


 

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.