MPA Aid and Scholarships

The Humphrey School is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships and fellowships which are made possible through generous friends and alumni of the School. The following awards do not require an additional application from incoming students unless otherwise noted.

Dick Graham/DARTS
For mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA) students at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs who have demonstrated a commitment to community-based nonprofit leadership and exemplary leadership potential. Priority consideration will be given to talented students who articulate a vision for widening the circle of community and leading effective community change at a grass-roots level.

Gary DeCramer Memorial Fellowship
Established in memory and honor of Gary DeCramer, a professor at the Humphrey School who passed away unexpectedly in the spring of 2012. Professor DeCramer was a former legislator, public official, and well-known and loved community member. This award was established by the Humphrey School community at the time of his passing to honor his passionate commitment to the School and education of public servants.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships and Scholarships
These scholarships are given to full time students for their two years of study, and may vary in amount

Peace Corps/Coverdell Fellowship
These awards are intended to support Returning Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV), and vary in amount, structure, and length. The Humphrey School/Coverdell Fellowship requires recipients to give back to the community, in the spirit of continuing their Peace Corps service in a domestic setting

Thomas H. Swain Fellowship in Public Leadership
Priority is given to Minnesota residents and US citizens who demonstrate evidence or promise of contributing to public leadership in Minnesota. Students must complete their degrees within three years.The award is intended for students who plan to study civic engagement or public leadership.

William A. Diaz Fellowship
Intended to support students in nonprofit management. Preference will be given to students interested in philanthropy.


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