Scholarship Opportunities

The Providers' Council offers its members' employees a number of scholarship opportunities, including the $10,000 Graduate Leadership Scholarship and two $4,000 scholarships in partnership with Suffolk and Clark universities.

To support its ongoing objective of promoting and developing the human services sector’s workforce, the Council is now offering the Providers’ Council Graduate Scholarship and Master of Public Administration Scholarships in partnership with Clark University and Suffolk University.

Providers’ Council Graduate Leadership Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Providers’ Council Graduate Scholarship was created to support the Council’s ongoing objective of promoting and developing the human services sector’s workforce. This scholarship is a one-time award of $10,000 for a Council member employee who is entering or is currently enrolled in a Massachusetts based Master’s degree program. Any accredited Master’s program in Massachusetts is eligible, provided the applicant demonstrates in their personal statement how the program is clearly related to their future contributions to the human services sector. Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are no longer being accepted.

Candidate Requirements

  • Applicants must be employees of Providers’ Council member agency. They must have worked at their agency for at least one year and currently be working at least 30 hours a week.
  • The sponsoring agency of the selected candidate must be a Providers’ Council member in good standing.
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, achieving at least a B (3.0) average.
  • Applicants newly applying for graduate school must show evidence of acceptance by an accredited graduate school, such as an acceptance letter from an accredited graduate school.
  • Applicants who have already completed a portion of their graduate education must submit an official transcript from the accredited school in which they are currently enrolled, demonstrating the earning of credit grades (ordinarily a 3 or B) in all courses officially graded by the time of application.
  • Applicants must show through their resumes, personal statements, and references a commitment to the human services sector.
  • The applicant must complete the Scholarship Application form and essay, in addition to the relevant college’s application (see Application Components below).

Application Components

Scholarship 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.
  • Statement of financial need on how this scholarship affects your ability to attend graduate school.
  • Letter of acceptance to a Master’s degree program at a Massachusetts college or university, or
    • If you have already been taking classes in a master’s degree program, an official transcript from the school where you are currently a student.
  • Official transcript from your undergraduate program.
  • Two letters of professional and/or academic recommendation.
    • At least one letter of recommendation must come from your supervisor discussing your commitment to the field of human services, the contributions you have made to your agency, and the potential to assume a leadership position within your agency.
  • Signature of approval from your agency’s executive director or CEO.
  • Resume.

How to Apply

Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are no longer being accepted.

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. Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are no longer being accepted.

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

Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are no longer being accepted.

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