The Carsey School of Public Policy offers generous merit-based and needs-based scholarships to assist students with the tuition costs of their Master in Public Policy degree. Please contact us if you have questions.
Scholarships and Partner Education Awards
To apply for one or more of the following scholarships or partner education awards, click on the link below and complete this Online Scholarship Application Form. Please note that your scholarship/education award application will be reviewed only after we receive your application to the program.
Carsey School Scholarship
The Carsey School of Public Policy offers generous merit-based and needs-based scholarships to assist students with the tuition costs of their Master in Public Policy degree.. In order to be considered for the Carsey School Scholarship, please complete and submit your Online Scholarship Application Form by April 20th.
Tara and J. Morgan Rutman Scholarship
This scholarship, established through a generous gift from Tara and J. Morgan Rutman ‘84, is awarded to one or more students of outstanding ability who are in need of financial support and is pursuing a Master in Public Policy degree. MPP Applicants for the Carsey School Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Rutman scholarship.
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.
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.
The Carsey School offers a limited number of fellowship opportunities for MPP students during the academic year. Student fellows work 15 hours per week while classes are in session and receive a stipend of $4,600 per-semester.
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.
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the UNH Office of National Fellowships in early fall for assistance in completing the application in time for the January 31st deadline.
- Fulbright Foreign Student Program
This program brings over 1,800 students from 144 countries to the United States annually
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. UNH offers assistance in completing the application. The process typically starts in March of the year you intend to apply. Interested applicants should contact: Jeanne Sokolowski (email@example.com) at the UNH Office of National Fellowships in the spring for assistance.
- Gates Millennium 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.
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 on the UNH Durham Campus (301 Thompson Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 301) or contact them (603-862-0643; firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.