College Scholarships for Careers in Government

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 17
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away more than $100,000 in scholarships this year including this $10,000 scholarship!
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
+U
Description
Apply to win one of five $10,000 college scholarships by telling +U how you picture your success after college. Just answer a few short and simple questions and you may be selected to win $10,000 toward your college education. +U matches students to colleges that their life, goals and finances - join today!
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Bruce B. Melchert Scholarship$350
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation
8645 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be sophomores or above and be seeking an undergraduate degree in political science or government. Applicants must also plan to pursue a career in political or government service. Preference is first given to members of the Beta-Theta Chapter.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship ProgramAnnual salary including benefits and up to $18,000 for tuition
Deadline
October
Renewable
No
Offered by
Central Intelligence Agency
Office of Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20505
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or college sophomores. High school students must have an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher, while all applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, defined as a household income of less than $70,000 for a family of four or $80,000 for a family of five or more. They must meet all criteria for regular CIA employees, including security checks and medical examinations. Applicants must commit to a work experience each summer during college and agree to CIA employment for 1.5 times the length of their CIA-sponsored scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online. A resume, SAT/ACT scores, family income information, copy of FAFSA or Student Aid Report, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
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Dunn Fellowship Program and Marzullo Internship Program$31,332 plus benefits
Deadline
February 28
Renewable
No
Offered by
Governor's Office of the State of Illinois
Dunn Fellowship Program and Marzullo Internship Program
503 William G. Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Fellows must possess a bachelor's degree, and Vito Marzullo interns must be Illinois residents. Fellows will be assigned to various posts in the Governor's office or in an office under the Governor's jurisdiction.
How to apply
Applications are available online or by mail.
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Fellowship on Women and Public Policy$10,000 stipend and tuition assistance
Deadline
September 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Center for Women in Government and Civil Society
University at Albany, SUNY
135 Western Avenue
Draper Hall 302
Albany, NY 12222
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university in New York and have completed at least 12 credits before applying but not be scheduled to graduate before the internship. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in improving the status of women and underrepresented populations.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program$4,500-$30,000
Deadline
September 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must live in Maryland, and they must be employed full-time by Maryland state or local government or nonprofit organizations that serve low income or underprivileged people. They must have a degree from a Maryland college or from any law school, or certification from the Maryland State Department of Education. Priority is given to individuals who have graduated in the past three years. Applicants must also have college loans on which they have not defaulted, and each person's annual gross salary must be under $60,000. Applicants must work in one of the following positions: lawyers, teachers, nurses, nurse faculty members, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists or physician assistants.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Julianne Malveaux ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-3298
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$2,500
Deadline
Apr 17
Offered by
CollegeWeek Live
Description
Don’t just find your college match – ask them your questions in real time, and enter a scholarship while you’re at it. Login to CollegeWeekLive for the All Access Virtual College Fair on Thursday April 17th, visit three colleges while you're logged in, and you'll be automatically entered in our $2,500 College Match Scholarship!
How to apply
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Morris K. Udall ScholarshipUp to $5,000
Deadline
March 5
Renewable
No
Offered by
Morris K. Udall Foundation
130 S. Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1922
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be juniors or sophomores studying full-time for an associate's or bachelor's degree at an accredited two- or four-year institution. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents and be committed to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Students must be nominated by a college or university faculty representative and must have a grade point average equivalent to a "B" or higher.Selection is based on demonstrated commitment to the environment, tribal public policy or Native Americal healthcare. Selection is also based on potential of applicant to make significant contributions, leadership, character, desire to make a difference and demonstration of diverse interests and activities.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, essay, college transcript(s) and three recommendation letters are required.
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National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate ScholarshipsUp to $20,000
Deadline
February 9
Renewable
No
Offered by
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. undergraduate students who have a strong interest in working for the U.S. federal government after graduation. They must intend to study abroad in one of several countries that have been overlooked traditionally by students wishing to travel overseas for academic purposes. They must be able to demonstrate how their studies abroad would contribute to U.S. national security interests. Preference will be given to students who can commit to a full academic year of study abroad. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.
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National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship$500-$5,000
Deadline
January 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Washington Crossing Foundation
P.O. Box 503
Levittown, PA 19058
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be in their senior year of high school. Applicants must submit an essay and a letter of recommendation.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Pi Sigma Alpha Washington Internship Scholarships$2,000
Deadline
May 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Pi Sigma Alpha
The Washington Center
2301 M Street NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20037-1427
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must belong to Pi Sigma Alpha and be nominated by their local chapter. The award is for a political science internship is based on academic achievement and service to the organization.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CP HS Survey
Description
Take a short survey about your high school for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
How to apply
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Tribal Business Management Program$500-$5,000
Deadline
March 15, April 15 and September 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Catching the Dream
Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a U.S. tribe and attending or planning to attend college full-time. Candidates are required to apply for all other forms of funding in addition to applying for this scholarship. Scholarships are based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, work experience, leadership, commitment to the tribe, personal goals and potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Truman ScholarUp to $30,000
Deadline
February 7
Renewable
No
Offered by
Truman Scholarship Foundation
712 Jackson Place NW
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be juniors, attending an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution. Students may not apply directly. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation.
How to apply
See your school's Truman Faculty Representative or contact the foundation.
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University of California Public Policy and International Affairs Law FellowshipAt least $5,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
University of California at Berkeley
UCPPIA Summer Institute
Goldman School of Public Policy
2607 Hearst Avenue, #7320
Berkeley, CA 94720
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. They must be rising undergraduate seniors who have at least one more semester (or two more quarters) of coursework remaining before graduation. They must be interested in law and public service careers, and must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues that affect underserved populations. They must have overcome obstacles in their pursuit of higher education. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.
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University of California Public Policy and International Affairs Summer InstituteVaries
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
University of California at Berkeley
UCPPIA Summer Institute
Goldman School of Public Policy
2607 Hearst Avenue, #7320
Berkeley, CA 94720
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are rising undergraduate seniors who have at least one more semester (or two more quarters) of coursework remaining before graduation. They must be interested in public service careers and must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues that affect underserved populations. They must have overcome obstacles in their pursuit of higher education. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.
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$500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Dailybreak
Description
Sign up for Dailybreak and enjoy a little fun away from your studies. Plus, take any 3 Challenges, and you'll be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card!
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Wisconsin Women in Government Undergraduate Scholarship$3,000
Deadline
April 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
Wisconsin Women in Government Inc.
P.O. Box 2543
Madison, WI 53701
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be female Wisconsin residents who are undergraduate students at a participating Wisconsin college or university. They must be interested in government, public service or political careers and demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on academic merit, leadership, initiative, communication skills, extracurricular activities and commitment to public service.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, two recommendation letters and financial aid information are required.
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