USC Price School of Public Policy

Price Funding Opportunities for Entering Masters Students

MPA Program

Dean’s Merit Scholarships
Dean’s Merit Scholarships are merit-based scholarships awarded at the time of admission to entering USC Price students pursuing the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Planning (MPL), Master of Public Policy (MPP), or Master of Health Administration (MHA) degrees. Award amounts vary depending on the availability of funds and the academic merit of the applicant and, in most cases, are renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory academic progress. Application deadline: December 15 for fall enrollment.

City/County Management Fellowship Program
In recognition of the importance of having our cities, counties, special districts, and nonprofit organizations well managed, USC Price established the City/County Management Fellowship program for students pursuing the MPA degree. Fellows receive a number of benefits, including scholarships and opportunities to network with local government professionals. Selection is competitive and is based on academic merit and commitment to the field of local government. Application deadline: December 15 for fall enrollment.

City Hall Fellows Scholarship Program
The Price School is committed to educating the next generation of leaders and welcomes the opportunity to provide advanced academic training to alumni of the City Hall Fellows Program. Applicants to the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Planning (MPL), Master of Public Policy (MPP), or Master of Health Administration (MHA) programs who are current fellows or graduates of the San Francisco, Baton Rouge and Houston City Hall Fellows programs are eligible to apply for the City Hall Fellows Scholarship. Students admitted to these programs who apply by the scholarship deadline are eligible to receive a $10,000 fellowship ($5,000 per year, renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory academic progress). These fellowships are in recognition of their work as City Hall Fellows, their commitment to public service, and their contributions to the betterment of society. Price School fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit so many City Hall Fellows Program alumni may be eligible for greater funding through Dean’s Merit Scholarships. Application deadline: December 15 for fall enrollment.

USC Price-CONACYT Fellowship Program
USC Price and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) signed an agreement in 2013 to establish a joint program to grant scholarships for graduate study at the Price School. The agreement aims to support students from Mexico who will enroll in Price’s two-year master’s degree programs. Application deadline: December 15.

USC Price-CONACYT Information Session November 10, 2014, Mexico City

USC Price/Coro Alumni Fellowship Program
USC Price has established a special $10,000 fellowship for alumni of the Coro Fellows program. This award will be disbursed over a two year period ($5,000 per year). These fellowships are in recognition of the work Coro fellows have done, their commitment to public service, and their contributions to the betterment of society. Coro alumni may be eligible for additional funding through Dean’s Merit Scholarships. Application deadline: December 15 for fall enrollment.

USC Price/Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
In recognition of the significant contributions of Peace Corps volunteers, USC Price signed a formal agreement to participate in the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program (formerly known as Fellows/USA) to financially assist Returning Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who wish to attain an USC Price graduate education. USC Price has established a special $10,000 fellowship ($5,000 per year, renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory academic progress) for RPCV’s to pursue USC Price’s MPA, MPL, MPP, MHA or Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degrees. RPCV’s will also complete an internship that benefits an underserved community. RPCVs may be eligible for additional funding through Dean’s Merit Scholarships. Application deadline: December 15 for fall enrollment.

USC Price/Public Policy and International Affairs Scholarships
Applicants to the MPA, MPP, MPL, and MHA programs who have completed a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute will be considered for the USC Price Public Policy and International Affairs Scholarships. Students admitted to these programs who apply by the scholarship deadline are eligible to receive a $10,000 fellowship ($5,000 per year, renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory academic progress). PPIA Fellows may be eligible for additional funding through Dean’s Merit Scholarships. Application deadline: December 15 for fall enrollment.

USC Price/Republic of Korea Ministry of Public Administration and Security 1+1 Program
USC Price will provide advanced graduate training for a select group of Republic of Korea employees enrolled in the USC Price MPA, MPP and MPL programs. Applicants with outstanding academic credentials, strong English skills, and recommendations and financial support from the Korean government may qualify for a $24,000 scholarship ($12,000 per year, renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory academic progress) from USC Price. Korean government officials will complete an internship along with their studies. Application deadline: January 15 for fall enrollment.

USC Price/Teach for America Scholarships
USC Price has established a special $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year, renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory academic progress) for alumni of Teach for America in recognition of their work in support of our society’s educational system. Teach for America alumni may be eligible for greater funding through Dean’s Merit Scholarships. Application deadline: December 15 for fall enrollment.

Price School Leadership in Diversity Fellowships
The Price School Leadership in Diversity Fellowships recognizes entering graduate students who demonstrate strong leadership abilities and are committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Students entering the Master of Health Administration, Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Master of Planning, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Public Policy programs will be considered for these fellowships. These awards consist of full-tuition scholarships.

To apply, students need to complete the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and Leadership in Diversity Fellowship application which is part of the USC Price School Supplemental online graduate application for admission. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2014.

All applicants for this fellowship will receive full consideration for Dean’s Merit scholarships if not selected.

Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development Scholarships
Each year, the Dollinger MRED program awards a limited number of scholarships to entering students.