Lincoln Institute 75 Fellowship for Ethics and Equity in Public Administration
The Lincoln Institute 75 Fellowship for Ethics and Equity in Public Administration was created to promote underrepresented working adults and those who want to make an impact in equity-focused policy and advocacy. Your donation directly supports students on the path to becoming change-making public administrators and policymakers.
The internationally known and respected Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has joined with Claremont Lincoln University to create a distinctive Master in Public Administration degree that engages students with real-world cases and cross-sector analysis of current social issues. Now the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has committed $100,000 to fund the Lincoln Institute 75 Fellowship for Ethics and Equity in Public Administration.
The fellowship is designed specifically for underrepresented working professionals seeking to earn a graduate degree. Ideal candidates are in entry- and mid-level roles in the public and non-profit sectors, or in mission-oriented roles in the private sector. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and CLU strongly encourage candidates from groups that are underrepresented with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, disabled status, and veteran status to apply. Those chosen as Lincoln Institute 75 Fellows will receive up to $10,000 toward tuition in the CLU Master in Public Administration.
Fellowship for Serving African-American Communities
The Fellowship for Serving African American Communities brings together talented and diverse emerging leaders from any race or ethnicity working to reduce disparities in African American and other underserved communities in the U.S. through efforts in health care, education, economic development, public policy, criminal justice reform, social entrepreneurship, and a variety of other fields.
Up to five recipients each year will receive full tuition, health insurance, and a $10,000 annual stipend during their full course of study at Harvard Kennedy School.
The fellowship is open to all admitted degree program students at Harvard Kennedy School. Domestic students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as well as students interested in business, medicine, law, education, and public health. Applicants will be considered based on their academic credentials and demonstrated leadership promise, interest and work in reducing disparities in African-American and other undeserved communities.
Malyon Smith Scholarship Research Award
The Malyon-Smith Scholarship is a fund that annually awards up to $1,000 to selected graduate students in psychology to advance research on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The award represents one of the division's major efforts to mentor and support science in LGBT psychology by encouraging the work of young researchers. Faculty members are strongly encouraged to inform students of this award so that we can continue to insure the future of LGBT research in psychology.
Lex Hester Endowed Fellowship for Public Administration
The Lex Hester Endowed Fellowship for Public Administration provides a fellowship for a graduate student seeking a Master of Public Administration. Hester was a longtime public official and highly respected leader in Northeast Florida.
Scholarships and Assistantships for Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Program
The University of South Carolina offers several GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS for both new and current students seeking advanced education in criminal justice. Among these scholarships are:
- The Robert A. Wilbur Police Scholarship is specifically designed for a Columbia police officer with at least three years of sworn service. This scholarship supports officers committed to furthering their education in criminal justice, either as undergraduates majoring in the field or as students in the M.A. Program. Successful applicants must be admitted to the University of South Carolina and demonstrate a commitment to continuing their careers in police service. The scholarship provides $500 each semester and is renewable for up to three years, provided that the recipient maintains a "B" average or higher. The total four-year value of this scholarship is $2,000.
- The J.P Strom Non-Resident Scholar Award targets continuing students (sophomore, junior, senior) majoring in criminology and criminal justice at USC's Columbia campus. Eligible students must have completed at least 30 credit hours at USC, including six hours in criminology and criminal justice, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and service. Sophomores and juniors receive $250 per semester, while seniors receive $500 per semester. This award is renewable for three years subject to the student maintaining a "B" average, leading to a cumulative three-year value of $2,000. Non-residents who apply and meet existing university rules may also benefit from a significant tuition reduction.
Both scholarships reflect the university's dedication to supporting educational advancement and career development in the field of criminal justice.
The University of South Carolina-Columbia offers competitive GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS to new master's and Ph.D. students in Criminology and Criminal Justice, contingent on resource availability. Assistantships include a full tuition waiver, a stipend, and possible partial health benefits for a workload of 20 hours per week. Renewal each year is based on academic performance, satisfactory progress (e.g., maintaining a "B" or better, passing comprehensive exams), and a positive evaluation of assistantship duties, with master's funding capped at two years and Ph.D. at four, barring special exceptions.
Assistantship consideration requires no separate application; it is given to all full-time applicants expressing funding interest and admitted to a graduate program. Reviews of Ph.D. applications start post-December 1 and M.A. applications post-March 1 for the fall term. Due to the competitiveness of the awards, early application submission is recommended.
Financial Aid - Master’s in Criminology & Criminal Justice
The Master’s in Criminology & Criminal Justice program at TCU offers a competitive tuition rate distinct from its undergraduate courses. To help manage costs, the program features tuition-based scholarships which can offset up to 30 percent of tuition expenses. Students are also encouraged to apply for federal student aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. Moreover, those with military experience may be eligible for further financial support, including benefits from the GI Bill.