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Providers’ Council Master of Public Administration Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Providers' Council, in partnership with Clark University and Suffolk University will offer a scholarship exclusively available to graduates of the Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management program. This Master of Public Administration Scholarship will grant one Suffolk University student and one Clark University student a $4,000 award towards tuition for the Master of Public Administration program. Applications for this scholarship are closed until spring 2018.

Candidate Requirements

  • Applicants must have successfully completed the Providers’ Council’s Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management program at Suffolk University or Clark University.
  • Applicants must currently be employed of a Providers’ Council member agency in good standing.
  • Applicants must have been accepted into the Master of Public Administration program at Suffolk University or Clark University.
  • Applicants must show through their resumes, personal statements, and references a commitment to a career in the human services sector.
  • The applicant must complete the Scholarship Application form and essay, as well as the materials listed below. All documents should be sent to the Providers’ Council by deadline.

Application Components

Completed applications must include the following:

  • 2-3 page personal statement on how will graduate education will help you achieve your personal career goals and further contribute to human services.
  • 2-3 page personal statement on how a Master of Public Administration from Suffolk will help you further contribute to the human services sector.
  • Statement of financial need on how this scholarship affects your ability to attend the MPA program.
  • Letter of acceptance to the Master of Public Administration program at Suffolk University or Clark University.
  • Transcript from Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management Program.
  • Two letters of professional and/or academic recommendation
    • At least one letter of recommendation must come from the applicant’s supervisor discussing the candidate’s commitment to the field of human services, the contributions the candidate had made to their agency, and the potential to assume a leadership position within the agency.
  • Signature of approval from the agency’s executive director or CEO.
  • Resume.

How to Apply

Review the eligibility and application requirements to ensure that you are eligible and have all necessary components to your application. Applications will be released again in spring 2018.