Sandra B. Weeke Scholarship Fund

The Sandra B. Weeke Scholarship Fund was established by her family to commemorate the life and work of UNM School of Public Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA) alumna, Sandra B. Weeke. To be eligible for the Weeke scholarship, applicants must be full or part-time MPA students at UNM SPA. Nontraditional students and single parents are the preferred recipients; however, an applicant’s gender will not be considered a factor in the selection process. The award is $400-1000.

Submit an Essay

To be considered, a student must submit an essay (250-word limit; single-spaced; 12 pt. font) answering one of the following questions:

  • Single parents face challenges that other students do not face. What significant obstacles have you overcome as a single parent to achieve your educational goals and how do you fit them into your life and career and any special circumstances for achieving them?
  • Responsibility for the welfare of others present both burdens and benefits. How does caring for others prepare one for the challenges of being a graduate student and what are the advantages in your life or other of attending graduate school while doing so?

*Essay questions are subject to change.

Submission deadlines:

Fall - August 1

Spring - November 1

Summer - May 1

submit to spadvise@unm.edu