Application for ASPA Sacramento's 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 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 by supporting their education. 

The scholarship includes:

  • 1 Year membership to ASPA
  • $1,000 towards tuition, books, and/or professional development (resume, cover letter, career coaching) in a program that aligns with Public Administration and Policy
  • A student position on the Sacramento ASPA Council
  • A ticket to the ASPA Sacramento Fall Reception  

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Applicant is pursuing an advanced degree (Master’s or Doctoral level).
  • Applicant is currently working in a public service position or internship.
  • Applicant is pursuing in the fall an advanced degree in Public Administration (or similar area of study). Master’s or Doctoral level preferred.
  • Applicant is currently working in a public service position or internship.
  • Will accept a Student position on the Sacramento ASPA Executive Council.  

Application Instructions:
Complete the application in total, incomplete applications may lead to disqualification. 

  • Application form
  • Current or most recent transcript (unofficial copies accepted)
  • Resume
  • 2-page personal statement answering the prompts:
    1. What makes you passionate about public service? 
    2. How will you benefit from receiving this scholarship?​
  • Submit the complete application as a PDF to the link below

Application Deadline:
EXTENDED through Friday, October 15, 2021

Review Process:
The Sacramento Chapter’s Scholarship Committee will evaluate all applications and forward candidates to an evaluation committee. The evaluation committee will review each candidate’s submission and present their selection to the Executive Council for approval. The selected candidate will be provided a monetary award to support school costs for the 2021 fall semester. The selected candidate name will be posted on the Chapter website August 2021.

For questions on the application process please contact