• Doctorate of Public Administration Scholarships

    Hamline School of Business recognizes the important role that scholarships serve in helping students finance their education and offers funding, including scholarships and discounts, for students in its Doctorate of Public Administration program.

    Steve and Julie Novak Endowed Scholarship

    $800 per year (renewable for up to $1,600 per student)

    The Steve and Julie Novak Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration is awarded to a new student in either the on-campus Master or Doctorate of Public Administration program beginning fall term.

    Steve Novak, a Hamline University College of Liberal Arts 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 Novaks wish to encourage and support others who share a dedication to public service.


    September 15 for new DPA students starting in fall term.

    To apply for the Novak Scholarship, please submit the following:

    • Cover letter. Please include your name, student ID number (if assigned), mailing address, phone number, and email address.
    • Résumé. Your résumé should detail your background, work, and community experience as well as any leadership positions you have held.
    • Personal Statement. Submit a personal statement that addresses the following criteria for the award:
      1. Academic and/or Professional Achievement
        Demonstrate academic achievement with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or its equivalent in a prior undergraduate/graduate program and/or professional achievement by setting forth your record of professional accomplishments.
      2. Relevant Coursework or Experience
        Share the coursework or professional or volunteer experience that demonstrates your commitment not only to public service but also service to the larger community.

    Send all materials to:
    Scholarship Committee
    [Include Name of Specified Scholarship]
    Hamline University School of Business
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-A1740
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284

    You may also submit your materials in person to:
    Hamline School of Business
    East Hall, second floor
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Alumni Discount

    Hamline alumni of both 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.

    Note: Scholarships are awarded from endowed scholarship funds; thus, award amounts are contingent on market conditions and may be revised up or down accordingly. Hamline University and the School of Business offer several scholarships and discounts to help with the cost of tuition; these opportunities cannot be combined.