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School of Urban and Public Affairs

School of Urban and Public Affairs

Scholarships

Several scholarships have been established to enhance academic opportunities for School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) students. Students must be in good academic standing with the University of Texas at Arlington or meet all entrance requirements and meet all scholarship eligibility requirements to be considered for School of Urban and Public Affairs scholarships.

A separate application is required for each scholarship. Click the "Apply Now" link under the applicable scholarship to proceed with application.


Dr. Paul Geisel Endowed Scholarship
The Paul Geisel Scholarship was established in honor of Professor Emeritus Paul Geisel who was a founding faculty member of the School of Urban and Public Affairs.

Scholarship criteria:
1.    Applicants must meet entry requirements for the School of Urban and Public Affairs
2.    Applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in contributing to the urban environment
3.    Applicants must provide a short, written essay regarding career goals, financial need and why a degree from a program in the School of Urban and Public Affairs is important to fulfilling those goals

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David and Jerry Tees Endowed Scholarship
The Jerry and David Tees scholarship provides financial assistance for students pursuing master’s-level work on a full-time basis. The scholarship was established by former SUPA Director of Training and Services David Tees and his wife, Jerry.

Scholarship criteria:
1.    Must be full-time students enrolled in the Master of Public Affairs program
2.    Applicants must have completed at least one semester of coursework and maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0
3.    Recipients may apply for one subsequent year provided they remain in good standing with the University
4.    Reapplying students will be given priority over new applicants
5.    Applicants must Provide a short, written essay regarding career goals, financial need and why a degree from SUPA is important to fulfilling those goals

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George C. Campbell Endowed Scholarship

Applicants for George C. Campbell Endowed Scholarship should have a commitment to public administration. The scholarship, established for students at the Master’s level, gives preference to those seeking careers in city management. The scholarship was established in honor of former Arlington City Manager and SUPA alumnus George C. Campbell.

Scholarship criteria:
1.    Applicants must be seeking careers in Public Administration at the School of Urban and Public Affairs
2.    Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation – an academic recommendation from a university of higher education and a recommendation from an employer, preferably from the field of public administration. Should an applicant not have employment experience in public administration, a second academic letter of recommendation will be acceptable
3.    Applicants must provide a short written essay regarding career goals and why a degree from the School of Urban and Public Affairs is important to fulfilling those goals
4.    Applicants must be graduated from an accredited high school in the United States

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R.L. “Jerry” and Lucille Mebus Public Service Scholarship
The R.L. “Jerry” Mebus Public Service Scholarship provides financial assistance for students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The scholarship is funded from an endowment by the family of R.L. Mebus, a former Arlington City Councilman and Tarrant County Commissioner.

Scholarship criteria:
1.    Applicants must provide a short, written essay regarding career goals in public service, financial need and why a degree from SUPA is important to fulfilling those goals

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Nancy L. and Edward S. Overman Fellowship
The Edward S. Overman Urban Scholarship was established by the alumni and faculty of the School of Urban and Public Affairs in honor of its founding director and is designed to support students in all master’s degree programs.

Scholarship criteria:
1.    Applicants must be enrolled in the master’s program of the School of Urban and Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington
2.    Applicants must be making satisfactory progress toward a degree
3.    No student shall hold this scholarship for more than two years
4.    Applicants must provide a short, written essay regarding career goals, financial need and why a degree from SUPA is important to fulfilling those goals

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Delbert A. Taebel Distance Education Scholarship
The Delbert A. Taebel Distance Education Scholarship was established in honor of former SUPA Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Del Taebel. The scholarship provides assistance to students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration on-line program.

Scholarship criteria:
1.    Applicants must be enrolled in the Master of Public Administration on-line program
2.    Preference will be given to applicants who are actively seeking careers in Public Administration
3.    Applicants must Provide a short, written essay regarding career goals, financial need and why a degree from SUPA is important to fulfilling those goals

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John W. Jackson Jr. Endowed Scholarship
The John W. Jackson Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (TxAPA) in memory of John Jackson, who received his Master of City and Regional Planning degree from SUPA in 1981. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and was very active with the TxAPA.

Scholarship criteria:
1.    Applicants must be enrolled in or have applied to the City and Regional Planning program (CIRP)
2.    Scholarship can be renewed for an additional semester as long as enrollment requirement is maintained
3.    Financial need shall be a primary criterion in selecting scholarship recipients
4.    Applicants must provide a short, written essay regarding career goals, financial need and why a degree from SUPA is important to fulfilling those goals

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Trey and Shana Yelverton Endowed Scholarship
The Trey and Shana Yelverton Endowed Scholarship was established by Trey and Shana Yelverton to provide financial assistance to students who show promise in public service and who have demonstrated significant extracurricular service.

Scholarship criteria:
1.    Applicants must live on campus at The University of Texas at Arlington
2.    If a graduate student, applicant must have an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Arlington
3.    The scholarship is to be awarded to a SUPA student who shows  promise in public service and has demonstrated significant extracurricular service
4.    Applicants must provide a short, written essay regarding career goals, extracurricular service to the University of Texas at Arlington and why a degree from SUPA is important to fulfilling those goals

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Interdisciplinary Studies Scholarship

The Interdisciplinary Studies Scholarship was established to enhance the opportunities for students studying for degrees that span a range of academic fields as well as individualized and custom designed majors. The scholarship is housed in the School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Scholarship criteria: 

1.    Applicant must be of junior or senior standing  majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies
2.    Applicant must have completed 6 hours of UTA INTS courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better
3.    Applicants must provide a 500 word essay on the value of interdisciplinary studies relevant to the student’s course of study and academic focus

Applications currently closed.