Tuition for the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program totals $30,063 ($27,330 for New Hampshire residents) for both the 14-month and 24-month pathways. Get more information on tuition and fees.
To apply for one or more of the following scholarships, click on the link below and complete this Online Scholarship Application Form:
Carsey School Scholarship
The Carsey School of Public Policy offers a limited number of needs-based partial tuition scholarships to any applicant with financial need who has applied to the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program by submitting the UNH Grad School online application. In order to be considered for the Carsey School Scholarship, please complete and submit your Online Scholarship Application Form by March 31st. Applicants will be notified if they qualify for an award within two to three weeks after submitting a completed application. We also encourage students who are awarded a scholarship to leverage their award by seeking additional funding opportunities from other sources.
S. Melvin Rines Fellowship
The S. Melvin Rines Fellowship is a highly competitive scholarship award for motivated, talented, young professionals committed to making a difference on the African continent through work in financial innovation and enterprise development. This Fellowship provides a partial tuition scholarship to qualified students who enroll in the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program and will help to prepare awardees for a rewarding career and future leadership roles within the finance field in Africa. Successful candidates must be committed to Africa’s development and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional achievement, as well as effective team work and leadership potential. To apply for the S. Melvin Rines Fellowship, please complete and submit the Online Scholarship Application Form by March 15th. Note: Only those students who have been offered admission to the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program and accepted this offer will be considered for this Fellowship.
Partnership Program Scholarships
The Carsey School is proud to partner with likeminded organizations with similar missions and visions to offer scholarships to individuals that have served their communities, allowing them to further their education and expand their impact, both domestically and overseas:
Coverdell Fellows Scholarship
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who enroll via the Coverdell Fellows program will receive a $4,000 tuition scholarship award with the potential to receive up to an additional $4,000 award based upon financial need, covering over 25% of the total tuition costs for both in-state and out-of-state applicants. Coverdell Fellows should complete the Online Scholarship Application Form to be considered for this scholarship by March 31st. Applicants will be notified of their award within two to three weeks.
City Year Alumni University Partnership Program
City Year Alumni University Partnership Program applicants will be offered up to a $7,000 tuition scholarship based upon their years of service in the Corps and/or on Staff (click here for detailed information on scholarship amounts, eligibility, and requirements). Applicants should complete the Online Scholarship Application Form to be considered for this scholarship by March 31st. Applicants will be notified if they qualify for an award within two to three weeks after submitting a completed application and receipt of the City Year verification letter. Note: Applicants can obtain a verification letter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Carsey School at UNH - City Year Verification Letter Request" in the subject line and include the site(s) where you served and dates of service in the email.
What alternative funding opportunities are available?
We strongly encourage you to look into other outside scholarship opportunities from organizations such as the World Bank, Fulbright, the Ford Foundation, or the American Association of University Women (among others). We maintain a list (see below) to assist you in your search for supplemental funding. Please note that the list is not comprehensive and that there are most likely additional opportunities that exist of which we are not aware. Use it only as the beginning of a broader and more comprehensive search.
What if I am waiting to hear about an outside scholarship and cannot submit all the requirements?
If you are unable to submit all of the documentation necessary to hold your space in the class (statement of acceptance, completed VIDOF with supporting documentation, etc.), please contact Sanjeev Sharma promptly to provide the details of your situation so that he can advise you on the best way to proceed.
The following is a list of possible sources of external funding resources for graduate students and researchers. UNH does not award any of these fellowships, scholarships or grants. This list is presented for informational purposes—it is the responsibility of each applicant to investigate and apply to each external funding agency.
As we become aware of other opportunities, we will add them to this page.
- American Association of University Women
One of the world's largest sources of funding, offering a variety of fellowships to both international and American female graduate students
- BestColleges.com: Scholarships for African American Students
A holistic financial aid guide specifically for African American students
- Boren Fellowships
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Awards provide up to $24,000 for overseas study min 12 weeks, max of 1 year. Note: The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. UNH offers assistance in completing the application. Interested applicants should contact: Jeanne Sokolowski (email@example.com) at the UNH Office of National Fellowships in early fall for assistance in completing the application in time for the January 31st deadline.
- Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP)
Targeted toward individuals in Egypt and Palestine communities that routinely lack access to higher education
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowships
For students that are U.S. Citizens and already have a master’s degree (or higher), this fellowship offers the opportunity to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Benefits include a stipend, room and board, roundtrip travel, etc… UNH offers assistance in completing the application. Host Countries are announced in March which is when you would start work on your application. UNH offers assistance in completing the application. Interested applicants should contact: Jeanne Sokolowski at the UNH Office of National Fellowships (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Fulbright Foreign Student Program
This program brings over 1,800 students from 144 countries to the United States annually
- Gates Millenial Scholars Program
Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Note: applicants must be Gates Scholar recipients for their undergraduate degree.
- Global Student Loan Corporation
Educational loans for international students
- Grand Challenges in Global Health
Subsidiary of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, fosters innovation in global health research
- International Educational Financial Aid
Searchable site of international loans and scholarships
Site lists scholarships and other funding for future funding
- Israeli-Arab Scholarship Program (IASP)
Provides educational opportunities in the United States for Israeli Arabs
- LASPAU OAS-Placed Graduate Scholarship Program
LASPAU administers scholarships and loans for a variety of agencies located in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant
This grant is offered to encourage the building of the science of African American success by studying those attitudes and behaviors that cause people to attain high academic achievement. The grant amount is $5,000.
- Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation Network
Grants, scholarships, and fellowships for students worldwide
- Rotary Ambassadorial Sponsorship
Private scholarships providing partial funding
- Scholarships & Financial Aid For Women (Learn How to Become)
A website providing a scholarship and financial aid search tool specifically for women
- Smithsonian Office of Fellowships & Internships
The Office of Fellowships and Internships has central management and administrative responsibility for the Smithsonian Institution’s programs of research, internships, fellowships and other scholarly appointments.
- Smithsonian Minority Awards Program – Visiting Student
The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field.
- UNCF/Koch Scholars Program
Offers scholarship opportunities to talented African-American undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students with both a demonstrated financial need, and an interest in exploring how entrepreneurship, innovation and economics contribute to well-being for individuals, communities and society.