• Master of Public Administration Scholarships

    Scholarship opportunities for MPA students

    Hamline School of Business recognizes the important role that scholarships serve in helping students finance their education. Hamline offers a variety of scholarships for new and continuing students in its Master of Public Administration program.

    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 learn more if you qualify, see our list learning partners and eligibility requirements.

    Ruby Hunt Endowed Scholarship

    Up to $2,000 per year (renewable for up to $4,000 per student)**

    The Ruby Hunt Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration is awarded each year to a new female student in the on-campus Master of Public Administration program fall term.

    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.

    Apply for the Hunt Scholarship

    Steve and Julie Novak Endowed Scholarship

    Up to $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 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.

    Apply for the Novak Scholarship 
      

    Gladys Sinclair Brooks Endowed Scholarship

    Up to $1,000 per year (renewable for up to $2,000 per student)**

    The Gladys Sinclair Brooks Scholarship in Public Administration is awarded each year to a new female student starting the online Master of Public Administration program in spring term.

    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.

    Apply for the Brooks Scholarship

    James F. Miller Annual Scholarship

    Up to $1,000 per year (renewable for up to $2,000 per student)**

    The James F. Miller Annual Scholarship is awarded each year to a new or continuing graduate student in the online 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.

    Apply for the Miller Scholarship

    Alumni Discount

    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.

    Note

    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.