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/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.

USC Price Master of Planning Diversity Fellowships
Broadening its commitment to diversity, in 2014 Price will offer up to five full-tuition MPL diversity fellowships to students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life in underserved communities. Application deadline: December 15 for fall enrollment.

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