Master of Public Administration Scholarships
Hamline School of Business recognizes the important role that scholarships serve in helping students finance their education.
New students who register at least 10 days before the start of their first class will be considered for scholarships at the dean's discretion. The dean will award scholarships on the quality of the résumé and personal statement submitted with the program application; there is no need to send additional application materials.
Learning partnership discount
Learning Partner employees are eligible to receive a 10% discount on tuition, and a waiver of application and processing fees, when newly enrolling in the MPA. Students must apply for this discount when applying for admission.
To see if you qualify, read our list learning partners and eligibility requirements.
Ruby Hunt Endowed Scholarship
Up to $2,500 per year (renewable by student if eligible)
The Ruby Hunt Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration is awarded each year to a new student in the Master of Public Administration program.
Ruby Hunt is a leader with a passion for building alliances across political lines and improving the common good. She has held instrumental roles in Saint Paul city government as both a city council member and a leader in advancing the adoption of the new Saint Paul City Charter. She also served for 12 years as Ramsey County Commissioner, where she was influential in the establishment of the county manager position and the privatization of Regions Hospital.
Steve and Julie Novak Endowed Scholarship
Up to $2,000 per year (renewable by student if eligible)
The Steve and Julie Novak Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration is awarded to a new student in the Master of Public Administration program or the Doctorate in Management and Public Service program.
Steve Novak, a Hamline graduate, had a long and distinguished career in both the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate and is well known for his commitment to public service. Through this endowed scholarship, the Novak family wishes to encourage and support others who share a dedication to public service.
Gladys Sinclair Brooks Scholarship
Up to $2,000 per year (renewable by the student if eligible)
The Gladys Sinclair Brooks Scholarship in Public Administration is awarded each year to a new student in the Master of Public Administration program.
Gladys Sinclair Brooks was a lifelong leader and servant for the cause of good government and the advancement of women in public service. From 1967 to 1973, she served on the Minneapolis City Council. In 1973, she became the first female mayoral candidate in Minneapolis to be endorsed by a major political party. She was a Life Trustee of Hamline University.
James F. Miller Annual Scholarship
Up to $1,000 per year (renewable by the student if eligible)
The James F. Miller Annual Scholarship is awarded each year to a new student in the Master of Public Administration program.
As Executive Director of the League of Minnesota Cities, James Miller dedicated many years to helping Minnesota cities thrive and meet the challenges of the future, by promoting excellence in local government. This scholarship was established in honor of his retirement from his role as Executive Director of the League of Minnesota Cities.
Jane Calabria McPeak Annual Scholarship
Up to $1,000 per year
The Jane Calabria McPeak Annual Scholarship is awarded each year to a new student in the Master of Public Administration program.
Professor Calabria McPeak has been a devoted teacher and steadfast contributor to the life of Hamline University since she joined Hamline in 1993. She helped transform Hamline's program in public administration into the Graduate School of Public Administration and Management and served as its founding dean. As founding dean, she unified the public administration, nonprofit, and business programs, laying the essential groundwork for what is now the School of Business.
Hamline alumni of undergraduate and master’s degree programs are eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount when they enroll in any School of Business master’s or doctoral program. Students must apply for this discount when applying for admission.
Endowed scholarships are awarded from endowed scholarship funds, and accordingly award amounts are contingent on market conditions and may be revised up or down accordingly. Additionally, Hamline University and the School of Business offer several scholarship and discount opportunities to help with the cost of tuition. Scholarships and discounts cannot be combined.
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