How to Apply

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

You'll create a personal profile that will match you with scholarship opportunities that align with your background and interests. This  information transfers from year to year so your profile can be easily updated annually. 

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 awarded for a full academic year the full award being evenly distributed between the fall and spring semesters.
  • All scholarships require a Letter of Recommendation from an academic resource either at the UA or another academic institution (including your high school). 
  • 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 demonstrated 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 grade averages 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 related to criminal justice will be given preference.

William McConnico Scholarship

Must be an upper-division student majoring in Public Administration (or Public Management & Policy). Scholarship selected on the basis of character, grade average at least 3.0, and interest in professional advancement.

Charles Brady and Adela Maldonado Scholarship

Must be a junior or senior majoring in Political Science. The 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 is 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 in the School of Government & Public Policy. Funding will be given on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and/or potential for educational and career success. Preference will also be given to students participating in extra-curricular activities in criminal justice.

Erica Lyn Bowden Scholarship

Must be in junior or senior standing majoring in Criminal Justice Studies with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Preference will be given to students 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 related 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 & 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 a 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 your 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.

Melody Robidoux Undergraduate Student Scholarship

For SGPP undergraduate students majoring in Political Science or Law.

SGPP Textbook Scholarship

Must be a junior or senior standing majoring in one of the undergraduate programs in the SGPP. Awardees 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.