Walter W. Mode Scholarship

The Mode Scholarship is awarded from a special ASPA Endowment fund named in honor of Walter W. Mode, the 30th National President of ASPA and a public administrator with a distinguished record of public service at the federal and international levels. A $1,500 scholarship is awarded for graduate study in public administration to a student who demonstrates a commitment to a career in the public service.

This is a self-applying scholarship award for ASPA members. Nominations by non-members, or nominations on behalf other members, will not be accepted. The applicant must provide information on the following:
  • Their commitment to public service
  • Information on their intended or current graduate study program
  • Their educational history (names, addresses and dates of institutions attended, as well as degree or certificate awarded)
  • Any current and past public service employment
  • Involvement/activities with ASPA at the Chapter-, Section-, Regional-, National- and/or International-level
  • Community and other service activities
  • Any awards, scholarships, or other special recognition and
  • Other personal information the applicant may wish to share with the selection committee


Apply or nominate someone here.

Find more information about the Endowment fund here.


Previous Winners

2022
Kayla Schwoerer

2021
Hanjin Mao
Chelsea Odle

2020
Jeannetta Maxena

2019
Sombo Muzata Chunda

2018
Molly Oudekerk

2016
Carly Griffith Hotvedt

2015
Andrea M. Huston
Oveys Mansuri

2014    
Kelechi Uzochukwu

2013    
Amanda Mason

2011    
Christopher Ryan Lawson

2010    
No award given

2007    
 No award given. 

2006    
Ted Rebholz 

2005    
Alaina Colon 

2004    
Bathsheba Everett

2003    
Diallo Sumbry