More than 170 graduate students applied for the GovLoop/NASPAA Public Service Graduate Scholarship, writing an essay that addressed the question:
“What if the U.S. government had only $100 million left in its budget?
Where should that money go and why? Should it be allocated on the local, state or federal level?
Which agency or department should receive funding, and for what project?”
Each essay was judged by a professor or admissions director at a NASPAA member school and a current graduate student or recent graduate who is a member of the GovLoop staff. After careful consideration by all the judges, we are proud to announce the 15 highest-scored essays as finalists (posted below).
After 2 weeks of community voting the 3 winners have been selected:
- Evan White, UC Berkley
- Maurico Cifuentes, Texas A&M
- Brian Footer, NYU
Congratulations to our winners and all our finalists who wrote amazing essays.
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The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration serves as a national and international resource for the promotion of excellence in education for public service. It is an institutional membership association of 280 schools of public administration, public policy, public affairs, and nonprofit management, both in the U.S. and internationally. NASPAA is also the accreditor of master’s programs in the field in the U.S.