College of Arts and Sciences

Public and Healthcare Administration

Each academic year, the Center for Public Service and the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Seton Hall University award close to $75,000 in direct tuition assistance to students in our MPA program.  Review the list of scholarship opportunities »

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship
  • Applicant must provide evidence of community service activities in an underserved community setting. Service activities may include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control. The community service activity should be described in the personal statement.
  • Must demonstrate financial need
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
  • For seniors or recent graduates who are U.S citizens. Applicants must show evidence of academic achievement and will have a strong interest in and/or experience working in or with programs that address health issues disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities or underserved communities (e.g. local health departments, community health centers, inner city/rural hospitals or organizations that conduct research on or develop policy related to health or healthcare disparities).  This may include previous academic work (e.g. taken courses, written papers or participate in research projects) related to health disparities. Participants work for 11 weeks over the summer in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues.
  • Award: Daily expenses such as meals and transportation, transportation to and from Washington D.C., and housing costs are covered. Participants also receive a stipend upon completion of the program.
  • Graduate students in MBA, MHA, or related programs who have a strong interest in academic medical centers, financial management, and hospital operations. Must have graduated by start of program.
  • Award: Two year fellowship program, provides development opportunities that foster the learning of competencies critical to the success of healthcare leaders, an understanding of the structure of Duke University Hospital and Health System, and an appreciation of the complexities of academic medicine.
  • For juniors, seniors, and 2nd year graduate students who are U.S. citizens, full-time, and majoring in a health discipline. Students work in public health federal agencies and programs from a period of 31 to 120 days, and receive a regular salary during that period. Applicants must be younger than 44 years of age. No obligation to serve after graduation.
  • Award: In addition to a monthly salary (estimated to be $2,500/month as of 2006), participants also receive travel costs between their home and the location of their program participation location.
  • Recent graduates and students enrolled in public administration, public policy, or related master's degree programs at NASPAA-member schools graduating in this academic year.
  • Award: Fellows are placed in a full-time management-track local government positions, shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments. Minimum salary is $35,000 annually; many earn more than $45,000 annually.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, psychology, social work, history, public health, social work, business administration/management, and education (except research-focused STEM education programs). Applicants must be pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Award: Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, a one-time $1,000 travel allowance and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S., or foreign institution of graduate education they choose. Also provides TeraGrid Supercomputer access.
  • Graduate students who will be completing their program either in fall 2010 or spring 2011 are eligible to apply for the 2011 program.  Must possess a clear interest in public service and one to three years of work experience and/or internships in public service, transportation or related fields.
  • Award: Two-year, fast-track, rotational program offers fellows on-the-job experience in planning, financial, and facility operations functions. Competitive compensation and benefits program including health, dental, life insurance, vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance.
  • For full-time students during their final year of study in a health field. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and younger than 44 years of age at the time of expected graduation. During their final year of study, participants receive a regular monthly salary, and after graduation are then obligated to serve for a period of time twice that of the time they were sponsored. For example, students who are sponsored for a full year are then obligated to serve for 2 years post graduation.
  • Award: In addition to a monthly salary esimated to be about $2,700 as of 2011, participants also receive monthly housing and food allowances.
State Policy Fellowship Program
  • For graduate students in the fields of public policy, public affairs, economics, social work, public health, or related fields who have recently completed their Master's degree, or will complete it before the start of the program. International students may apply, but they must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the 2-year fellowship. Applicants should have a strong academic record, an interest in state fiscal policy, and a commitment to improving the welfare of low- and moderate-income households. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with, or demonstrate a strong interest in, working with diverse communities. Participants serve 2-year fellowships in independent, highly respected think tanks located in state capitals, analyzing the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms.
  • Award: A salary of $45,000 - $50,000 per year, and health benefits. Also includes a career development program.
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
  • For U.S. residents pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing, public health, health education, or medicine. Applicants must have completed at least one full year of school at the time of the application, and must have at least one year remaining.
  • Award: Multiple awards of up to $10,000.
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
  • Seniors and graduates who demonstrate a commitment to social and health care justice advocacy following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. Fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person at some point over the course of their careers. One fellowship per year.
  • Award: One-year fellowship. The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA's Health Policy Department. Fellows will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of approximately $35,000 and excellent health care benefits.