Scholarships & Fellowships

For MPA:on-campus students. There are separate application processes for the following awards:

  • Governor Mel Carnahan Graduate Fellowship for Public Service
  • Capital Fellowship Program
    • For mid-career state employees with at least 3-5 years of progressively responsible work experience admitted to the MPA mid-career option.
    • Covers in-state tuition for the 11 required MPA courses.
    • Application Form (PDF)
      • Must include a letter from the agency or department endorsing the application.
    • Does not cover tuition for online courses, and students enrolled in the MPA mid-career online option are not eligible to receive the fellowship.

To qualify for the following awards, incoming on-campus MPA students should submit the scholarship application form when applying to the Truman School. The deadline is Jan. 15.

  • Chester A. Baker Memorial Endowment Fund
    • For female students who exhibit financial need.
  • Robert D. Banning Scholarship in Public Affairs
    • For students who exhibit financial need.
  • Dr. Stanley Botner Memorial Scholarship
    • For MPA student fellowships and assistantships.
  • Capital City Alumni Scholarship
    • For MPA students employed by Missouri State Government.
  • Martin L. Faust Graduate Fellowship in Public Administration
    • Provides a tuition waiver to graduate students at the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs.
  • Henry Hatch Green Scholarship in Administration
    • For students who intend to study public administration and who exhibit academic excellence, citizenship and leadership.
  • Dr. Charles E. Menifield Fellowship in Public Administration
    • For African-American students who exhibit financial need.
  • Rich Noll Memorial Scholarship
    • For second-year MPA students who have completed an internship in local government or demonstrated a commitment to a career in local government.