Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

The Carsey School of Public Policy offers generous merit-based and needs-based scholarships to assist students with the tuition costs of their Master of Public Administration degree. Please contact us  if you have questions. 

Scholarships

Carsey School Scholarship

The Carsey School of Public Policy offers merit-based and needs-based scholarships to assist students with the tuition costs of their Master of Public Administration degree. To apply, click on the link below and complete this Online Scholarship Application Form by April 20th. Please note that your scholarship application will be reviewed only after we receive your application to the program.

Submit Scholarship ApplicationPlease contact us  if you have questions about this scholarship or your application.


Partnership Programs

The Carsey School is proud to partner with likeminded organizations with similar missions and visions to offer scholarships and education awards to individuals that have served their communities, allowing them to further their education and expand their impact, both domestically and overseas:
 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

AmeriCorps Alumni are eligible to receive up to one full-time Segal AmeriCorps Education Award match to pursue a public service graduate degree at the Carsey School of Public Policy. When combined with the AmeriCorps award, this represents up to a 50% reduction in the total tuition costs. In addition to the education award, the $65 application fee is waived for AmeriCorps applicants. The amount of the AmeriCorps Education Award and Carsey’s dollar-for-dollar match amount depends on the total hours of service.  Applicants should complete the Online Scholarship Application Form to be considered for this education award.
 

Carsey/Concord Education Award Program

In partnership with the City of Concord, the Carsey School of Public Policy is proud to offer City employees an Education Award to pursue a public service graduate degree available at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy.  Recognizing the value of pursuing an advanced degree in public service, the City of Concord may match the Carsey School’s award for selected applicants.  Applicants receiving an Education Award match from the City of Concord, will be awarded with an additional Education Award amount from the Carsey School.  Applicants may qualify for up to $5,000 in total education awards.  For details and to apply, download the Carsey/City of Concord Education Award Application Form.
 

City Year Alumni University Partnership Education Award

City Year Alumni University Partnership Program applicants will be offered up to a $7,000 education award based upon their years of service in the Corps and/or on Staff. Applicants should complete the Online Scholarship Application Form to be considered for this education award.  Applicants will be considered after receipt of a completed application and the City Year verification letter.  
Note:  Applicants can obtain a verification letter by sending an email to alumni@cityyear.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.
 

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Education Award 

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who enroll via the Coverdell Fellows program are eligible to receive an $8,000 education award. This represents up to 30% or more of total tuition costs for applicants pursuing a public service graduate degree at the Carsey School of Public Policy. Coverdell Fellows should complete the Online Scholarship Application Form to be considered for this education award.


Other Sources of Financial Aid

Many employers offer tuition benefits (scholarships, grants, subsidies) as part of their benefits package, so be sure to check with your human resources department to explore if you are eligible. Be sure to read the fine print to ensure you meet the specified requirements to qualify for the benefits and be aware of any limitations.

The following is a list of other 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.

Contact

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Admissions Information:
Sanjeev Sharma
sanjeev.sharma@unh.edu
603.862.1871