Scholarships & Fellowships

There are separate application processes for the following awards:

  • Governor Mel Carnahan Graduate Fellowship for Public Service
    • This fellowship is not available for the 2018/2019 academic year.  In lieu of this fellowship, the Truman School is offering a $500 cash award. (See below).
  • Governor Mel Carnahan $500 Scholarship for 2018/2019 Academic Year
  • 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 apply for Graduate Research Assistantship funding, on-campus MPA applicants should submit the scholarship application form when applying to the Truman School.