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 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
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.
- Be a new applicant to the MPA Program at Binghamton University
- Have a minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.5
- Have a strong background in public service and leadership (which can include volunteer experience)
- If awarded, maintain full-time enrollment in the MPA program
- Submit an application to Binghamton University's MPA program and, within the required Personal Statement, include details on relevant leadership experience in professional positions, internships, community-service or campus-based activities, and/or student government.
- Individuals of color are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Applications must be received by January 15, 2014.
- Questions about the Change Maker Scholarship program should be directed to Dr. Kristina Lambright, Director of Graduate Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-777-9186.
Axtell Promise Award
- Awarded to matriculated graduate students with a demonstrated record of academic excellence and a commitment to public service. Selected by the Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs.
- Letter of interest submitted to Department Chair
Barnes and Noble Scholarship
- Scholarships are available to graduate students matriculated in or admitted to the College of Community and Public Affairs. Selected by faculty committee.
Helen Hudda Gow Graduate Scholarship
- Awarded to to a graduate student with demonstrated financial need maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0. Selected by the Dean of CCPA.
MSW Student Fellowships/Field Placement Awards
- Fellowship and Field Placement Awards in Social Work are available to matriculated or newly admitted MSW students. Please contact the Department of Social Work for more information.
College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarships
- Awarded to matriculated students with demonstrated financial need. Selected by CCPA Scholarship Committee.
College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarship for Academic Excellence
- Awarded to matriculated students with a demonstrated record of academic excellence and a commitment to public service. Selected by the Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs.
- Letter of interest submitted to Department Chair
- Awarded to a full-time student in the Department of Human Development or the Department of Social Work with demonstrated interest in adult human service agencies or long-term health care facilities. Selected by CCPA Scholarship Committee. Application and FASFA Form required.
The Maureen C. White Adult Learner Scholarships
- Awarded to matriculated students age 25 years or older with demonstrated financial need. Selected by CCPA Scholarship Committee.
The Reeves-Ellington Study Abroad Scholarship
- Awarded to matriculated graduate or undergraduate students with demonstrated interest in international study or languages. Selected by CCPA Scholarship Committee.
- Good financial standing
- Matriculated graduate or undergraduate student
- Interest in international study or languages
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:
- U.S. citizen
- U.S. national (includes natives of American Samoa or Swain's Island)
- U.S. permanent resident who has an I-151, I-551 or I-551C (Alien Registration Receipt Card)
- Person with Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from INS showing
- Asylum Granted
- Indefinite Parole and/or Humanitarian Parole
- Cuban-Haitian Entrant, Status Pending
Not eligible to file a FAFSA:
- Anyone in the U.S. on:
- F1 or F2 student visa
- J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa
- G series visa
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.
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.