School of Public Administration Graduate Assistantship
There is a limited number of Graduate Assistantships available at the School of Public Administration. A Graduate Assistantship is a financial award to a graduate student for part-time work while pursuing study toward an advanced degree. See the UNM Graduate Assistant Guidelines for more information. SPA does not offer assistantships for the Summer term. Applications are accepted until April 1 for the Fall semester and October 1st for the Spring semester.
The School of Public Administration Scholarship Fund
A non-endowed fund established in 2000 for scholarships and awards for Public Administration students.
The Donald C. Rider Scholarship
Donald C. Rider was appointed first Executive Director of the New Mexico Municipal League in 1958 and served until 1971, when he accepted the job of Executive Director of the Oklahoma Municipal League, a post he held until his death in 1988. In the tradition of Donald C. Rider's public service, this scholarship is awarded to continue to build excellence and professionalism in Public Administration in New Mexico by assisting highly qualified MPA students. The New Mexico Municipal League has established a scholarship fund in memory of Donald Rider.
All students admitted to the University of New Mexico's Public Administration Master’s Program who are in good academic standing are eligible. Scholarship funds are awarded only for non-reimbursed costs of tuition and fees. Students receiving an award may reapply for funding on an annual basis. A copy of the final grade report must be sent each semester to the Executive Director of the NM Municipal League. The Rider Scholarship is awarded once a year in the Fall.
Anne J. Brown Scholarship for UNM MPA Students
The Anne J. Brown Scholarship is offered through the UNM Alumni Association. Download the list of selection criteria for the award. Check the UNM Alumni web site beginning in late January for the application form.