ASPA's Annual Conference provides a yearly opportunity to bring together public administrators from across the discipline.

The 2018 Annual Conference will take place March 9-13 in Denver, CO.

Link to submit application materials:

Application for Sacramento Chapter Scholarship

 Award for the Pursuit of Public Service

The Sacramento ASPA Chapter is pleased to offer a scholarship

(monetary award) to support a Sacramento region public administration professional/student to become involved with the American Society for Public Administration! The objective of this award is to promote interest in public service as a career.

The scholarship includes:

  • Membership in ASPA (if not already a member);

  • Financial support to attend and participate in the 2018 ASPA National Conference in Denver, Colorado on March 9-13, 2018; and

  • A ticket to the 2018 Sacramento Chapter Awards Dinner in May 2018 (date TBA).

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Applicant is pursuing an advanced degree (Master’s or Doctoral level).

  • Applicant is currently working in a public service position or internship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a current student pursuing a college-level degree (B.A., B.S., Master’s or Doctoral level).

Application Instructions:
Please complete your application package as follows:

  • Complete this application in total. Any missing information may result in applicant disqualification.

  • Scan and add to the application your current or recent transcript and a resume (no page limit).

  • Create a PDF file of the complete application packet. 

  • Submit your complete application package via the Dropbox link below. 

  • Deadline to submit the application: Monday, December 25, 2017

Application Requirements: 

  • Full Name: ____________________

  • Mailing Address: ______________

  • Email Address: ________________

  • Phone Number: (___)__________

  • Education 

    • School: _________________

    • Degree: _________________

    • Start date: ______________

    • Anticipated completion date: ____________

  • Current Employer/ Internship: _______________

  • Resume (no page limit)

  • Unofficial Transcript (most recent)

  • Narrative Response:  provide your response to both questions and limit your response to two pages.

  1. What makes you passionate about public service? 

  2. How will you benefit from attending the ASPA conference?

Review Process:
The Chapter’s Award Program Committee will evaluate applications and forward six candidates to an Evaluation Committee. Evaluation Committee members will hold a brief 20-minute interview (in person and/or teleconference) with each candidate and present their selection to the Executive Board for approval. The selected candidate will be contacted and provided instructions on conference registration. The selected candidate name will be posted on the Chapter website no later than February 1, 2018.

For questions on the application process please contact

For information on the ASPA National Conference please view National ASPA’s website:

Note that the conference is fully accessible and we encourage people of all abilities to participate.

During the Conference:
Fellow ASPA Memebers from the Sacramento Chapter will be available to meet with you and introduce you to ASPA members. This scholarship presents an opportunity to network and interact with ASPA’s diverse practitioner and academic community. The Scholarship Recipient should be ready and willing to participate in functions throughout the conference. Ideally, the recipient will share their conference experience via social media including Sacramento ASPA’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

After the Conference:
One of our Chapter Board members will request a follow-up interview with the Scholarship Recipient after the conference to get their impressions of the conference – interview responses will be published in our Chapter newsletter and on the Chapter website.