Annually the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) provides a scholarship to a deserving candidate. In order to be eligible an individual must be have an interest to enter the public administration field. The public administration field is where an individual is employed by a Public entity. Persons working for entities such as; but not limited to the City, County, State or Federal Government are Public Servants. NFBPA prides itself as being “dedicated to advancement of black public leadership”. In order to apply for the candidate must do the following:
- Provide an official or copy of a current school transcript. Note: If selected for the scholarship please be prepared to submit an official current school transcript (grades converted to a 4.0 or 100 point system scale).
- An essay explaining why you want to enter the public administration field, your commitment to the profession, and why you believe you should be considered for this scholarship.
- Essay must be at least 500 words
- Essay must be typed double spaced.
- Secure an endorsement letter from an adult who has known you as a member of the community in which you live or as a student or from an educator under whom you have done major work. Ask the individual to prepare a letter concerning your ability, honesty, conduct, and personal habits, together with an evaluation of your potential for a career in public administration. Direct them to mail this letter directly to the Chairperson of the Selection Committee at NFBPA-CTC’s address or email listed below.
Additionally information about the scholarship:
- The scholarship award is for one semester, commencing with the following fall or spring semester in which the student is enrolled.
- Recipients are responsible for providing the correct mailing address of the financial office of their chosen University or College to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson within 30 days of changing schools.
- Returned Scholarship Awards will be forfeited.
- Recipients of NFBPA- CTC Scholarships are not precluded from accepting other scholarships or awards.
- Recipients are selected by the NFBPA-CTC Scholarship Committee. Up to four Scholarships Awards (High School students / College students) will be awarded for the following college semester.
- The selection is based on demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, community service and future career interests.