Scholarships

We offer numerous scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students based on financial need, merit, or other factors. Apply for scholarship today to help cover the costs of books, tuition, and other academic expenses!

How to Apply

You can apply for all SGPP scholarships (and many other opportunities) through Scholarship Universe.

You'll create a personal profiles that will match you with scholarship opportunities that match your background and interests. This  information transfers from year to year.

Apply for Scholarships

General Scholarship Information

  • All SGPP Scholarships are open for applications from March 1 - 31 each year, with awards distributed to students for the following academic year.
  • Scholarships are award for a full academic year the full award being evenly distributed between fall and spring semesters.
  • All scholarships require a Letter of Recommendation from an academic resource either at the UA or another academic institution. 
  • Thank you letters are also required before awards will be distributed. These are uploaded through Scholarship Universe. 

Scholarship Opportunities

George R. Cunningham Scholarship

Must be a graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Administration in the School of Government and Public Policy, with professional experience in and/or demonstrating commitment to public sector budgeting/economics/ finance.

William Hibbs Scholarship

Must be a student majoring in Criminal Justice Studies at the end of your junior year and have one of the three highest cumulative gradesaverages among juniors majoring in Criminal Justice Studies.

Lee Rupert Scholarship

Must be an upper division or graduate student in the area of criminal justice. Involvement in extracurricular activities in criminal justice will be given preference.

William McConnico Scholarship

Must be an upper division student majoring in Public Administration. Scholarship selected on the basis of character, grade average not below 3.0, and interest in professional advancement.

Charles Brady and Adela Maldonado Scholarship

Must be in junior or senior standing and majoring in Political Science. Recipient will be selected on a basis of academic excellence, future promise, and financial need. You must also be a graduate of an Arizona high school and citizen of the United States.

Jens N. Brodersen Memorial Scholarship

Must be a Political Science major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference given to students demonstrating financial need.

Rombach Institute Scholarship

Must be majoring in Criminal Justice Studies, Law, or Public Management & Policy, or pursuing a Master of Public Administration at the UA. Funding will be given on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and/or potential for educational and career success. Preference will be given to students participating in extra-curricular activities in criminal justice, in junior and senior standing, and/or in the MPA program.

Erica Lyn Bowden Scholarship

Must be in junior or senior standing majoring in Criminal Justice Studies with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75. Preference will be given to a student that displays high personal and educational goals, motivation, responsibility, leadership skills, communication skills, and a spirit of volunteerism and university/community involvement as well as participating in Criminal Justice Society activities.

Victor B. Kelley Scholarship

Must be in junior or senior standing, be majoring in Political Science, and demonstrate financial need.

Ruben D Suarez Scholarship

Must be majoring in Public Management and Policy and must be a graduate of a high school in Pima County. Preference will be given to students who are eligible for upper division courses.

Thomas R. Campbell Scholarship

Must be an outstanding junior in SGPP who is planning to pursue a career in municipal government. Must have demonstrated academic ability in your chosen field as well as motivation toward to completion of chosen academic career.

Thomas & Kathleen Lawther Scholarship

Must be in senior or junior standing and be majoring in the field of criminal justice.

Charles E., Jr. Starns Fellowship Fund

For SGPP graduate students participating in the International Relations program travel fellowships. Awardees must exhibit academic excellence as well as financial need.

Christina Taylor Green & Daniel Hernandez Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student planning a career in government or public service. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and have completed at least two semesters at the UA majoring in any SGPP program. The winning recipient must complete a minimum of 12 units each semester while receiving aid. The award will be given on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and/or potential for educational and career success.

SGPP Textbook Scholarship

Must be in junior or senior standing and be majoring in one of the undergraduate programs in the SGPP. They must be enrolled at the main UA campus. Funding will be awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and/or potential for educational and career success.