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 2019 ASPA National Conference in Washington, DC on March 8-12, 2019; and

  • A ticket to the 2019 Sacramento Chapter Awards Dinner in May 2019 (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:

  • Complete the application in total, incomplete applications may lead to disqualification. 

    • Application form
      • ​Name
      • Address
      • Email
      • Phone
      • Education (school, degree, completion date)
      • Current employer/ Internship
    • Current or recent transcript (unofficial copies accepted)
    • Resume (no page limit)
    • Personal statement (2 page limit)
      • ​​​What makes you passionate about public service? 
      • How will you benefit from attending the ASPA conference?
  • Submit the complete application as a PDF to the Dropbox link below. 


Deadline to submit the application: Friday, October 26, 2018




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 December 1, 2018.

For questions on the application process please contact sacramentoASPA@gmail.com or juliet.lee@usc.edu .

For information on the ASPA National Conference please view National ASPA’s website:  
https://www.aspanet.org/ASPA/Events/Annual-Conference/Annual-Conference.aspx.

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. 

Application for Sacramento Chapter Scholarship

 Award for the Pursuit of Public Service

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

The 2019 Annual Conference will take place March 8-12 in Washington DC.