Scholarships

The UNC School of Government is committed to preparing public service leaders. As a public institution, we are also dedicated to serving the interests of North Carolina residents currently working in public service. We offer the North Carolina Public Service Scholarship and the North Carolina Public Leaders Scholarship to help North Carolina residents further advance their careers by earning an MPA online through MPA@UNC.

We also offer general MPA@UNC scholarships for which all students can be considered. Additionally, there may be opportunities for scholarships based on existing memberships in certain organizations. To be eligible, applicants must inform their admissions counselor that they have an active, regular (not student) membership at the time of application submission.

Approximately 60% of students get some sort of assistance through the following programs:

  • North Carolina Public Service Scholarship
  • North Carolina Public Leaders Scholarship
  • MPA@UNC Scholarship
  • Partner Organizations Scholarship

Please speak with an admissions counselor for information about additional scholarships.

North Carolina Public Service Scholarship

The North Carolina Public Service Scholarship is available to North Carolina residents who are active and effective participants in public service. Scholarship recipients are selected based on the merit of their application, their demonstrated commitment to public service in the state of North Carolina, and their potential as aspiring public service leaders.

North Carolina Public Leaders Scholarship

The North Carolina Public Leaders Scholarship is available to public service employees in North Carolina who demonstrate significant potential as public service leaders. This Scholarship is awarded to individuals who can effectively convey the academic contributions they will make as students in the MPA@UNC program and as alumni. Scholarship recipients are selected based on the merit of their application, potential as a future North Carolina public service leader, and experience in public service.

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If you have questions or need help completing your application in time for your preferred start date, please contact an admissions counselor at Phone Number:855-862-4672 or via email at onlinempa@unc.edu.

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