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Scholarship Information for CCPA Students

Scholarships are awards, usually modest in amount, for fall tuition expenses. Varying criteria accompany the scholarships. Some are need-based and require filing by the student of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. It is desirable that FAFSA forms be filed by March 1. Some scholarships require submitting a specific application. For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Employment. For information on FAFSA forms, see

Graduate Student Scholarships/Fellowships/Field Placement Awards

Change Maker Scholarship

Are you a leader who wants to make change? Compete for the lucrative Change Maker Scholarship and pursue your Master of Public Administration Degree at Binghamton University's highly ranked program.

The Change Maker Scholarship is an annual merit-based award for beginning, full-time students with outstanding leadership abilities who aspire to create positive change through a management career in the public or nonprofit sector. Depending upon applicant qualifications, students may receive up to a full tuition scholarship and stipend.

Eligibility Requirements:

To Apply:

Axtell Promise Award

Barnes and Noble Scholarship

Helen Hudda Gow Graduate Scholarship

MSW Student Fellowships/Field Placement Awards

College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarships

College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Lyceum Scholarship

The Maureen C. White Adult Learner Scholarships

The Reeves-Ellington Study Abroad Scholarship

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Who can file a FAFSA form?

Only U.S. Citizens or any eligible non-citizen can file a FAFSA.

Eligible to file a FAFSA:

Not eligible to file a FAFSA:

Scholarship applications, where required, must be submitted by April 15 to the CCPA Scholarship Committee, College of Community and Public Affairs, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. They may also be delivered to the CCPA Dean's Office, UDC-333, or submitted electronically to the Scholarship Committee. For more information, call the CCPA Dean's Office, 607-777-5572.

Clark Fellowship

The Clifford D. Clark Graduate Fellowship Program for Diversity is named for a former president of the University (1975-1990), and funded by the State University of New York and a small endowment. Clark Fellowships are merit-based and designed to recruit and support students who have been admitted to graduate study and contribute to the diversity of the student body in the graduate program in which enrollment is sought. The funding package includes academic year stipends, full tuition scholarships, health insurance, guaranteed award periods, research and travel opportunities and other benefits.

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Last Updated: 12/5/13