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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
- Municipal Management Association of New Hampshire (MMANH) Fellowship Program
This Fellowship Program has a competitive-selection process with merit-based selection for both the prospective fellows and the hosting community. The Fellowship will allow the student to experience and participate in a broad range of municipal operations under the supervision of the Town/City Manager or Administrator. Where practical, the Fellowship should utilize the ICMA Model Internship Guidelines in order to enhance the educational aspect of the Fellowship. The town/city hosting the Fellowship is expected to provide meaningful and educational work to the student, not merely routine administrative assignments. The Fellowship should be between a semester and one half year in length.
- New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Scholarships
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest provider of publicly available scholarships in New Hampshire, awarding more than $5 million to 1,500 promising students each year.
- UNH Military & Veteran Services
UNH is a proud supporter of our military and veterans. The office of Military and Veterans Services welcomes you to visit their offices (UNH Durham Campus: 301 Thompson Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 301; 603-862-0643; firstname.lastname@example.org or UNH Manchester Campus: Jennifer Hashem at Jennifer.email@example.com; 603-641-4329) for support, services, scholarships, and assistance with using your GI Bill benefits. This includes tuition waivers for those that served in the New Hampshire Air & Army National Guard.
- 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. The Career Development Grant may be of particular interest.
- BestColleges.com: Scholarships for African American Students
A holistic financial aid guide specifically for African American students
- Fulbright Foreign Student Program
This program brings over 1,800 students from 144 countries to the United States annually
- Global Student Loan Corporation
Educational loans for international students
- International Educational Financial Aid
Searchable site of international loans and scholarships
Site lists scholarships and other funding for future funding
- LASPAU OAS-Placed Graduate Scholarship Program
LASPAU administers scholarships and loans for a variety of agencies located in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation Network
Grants, scholarships, and fellowships for students worldwide
- 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.