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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Public Administration

Scholarships that appear on this page are specific to the School of Public Administration. Visit the collegewide page to view more scholarships.

RICHARD DALE WALKER INTERNSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time graduate student in the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning program
  • Must be approved for an updaid internship that will enable the student to gain experience in the field of urban and regional planning 

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Resume

Award: $1,000

RICHARD DALE WALKER URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time graduate student in the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning program
  • Must submit a brief essay (one page, double spaced) on career aspirations as well as the importance of urban and regional planning

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $1,000

 

THE FELDHEIM NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time graduate student pursuing a master's degree or graduate degree certificate in nonprofit management or graduate certificate in fundraising
  • Preference will be given to those students who are working professionals in the nonprofit field
  • Candidates may be selected based on their letter application explaining how they will be using their degree or certificate in their profession, and how getting their degree or certificate will benefit society

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $1,000

THE KEVIN TYJESKI CITY PLANNING SCHOLARSHIP 

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning program
  • Must hold a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average
  • Must demonstrate leadership potential
  • Must provide a brief two to three (2-3) page essay on "The Merits of Sustainable Urbanism"

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $1,000

VHB MILLER SELLEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning program

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report

Award: $1,000

VOLUSIA LEAGUE OF CITIES NON-ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled at the University as a full-time undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Applicant is majoring in the field of public administration or criminal justice
  • Must have a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant has demonstrated academic merit as defined in the state GPA requirements for merit-based aid
  • Applicant may be required to submit an essay discussing their career aspirations as it relates to working in public service
  • Applicant must be a resident of Florida, with preference given to residents of Volusia County

Award: $1,000

 


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
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My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
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The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
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As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
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The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
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