Bernard H. Ross Public Administration Scholarship
The Bernard H. Ross Public Administration Scholarship was established in 2004 by the School of Public Affairs in recognition of Dr. Bernard H. Ross’s 38 years of scholarly service. This scholarship recognizes the impact that Dr. Ross’ teaching, research, and publication have had on the field of public administration and public policy and on graduate education at American University. It provides scholarship support to a student pursuing a master’s degree in public administration or a master’s degree in public policy.
Income from the fund will be used to provide a scholarship to an American University full or part-time student who is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration or Masters in Public Policy. The Ross Scholar must show strong academic achievement at the undergraduate level, a record of community service, and maintain a 3.2 GPA to renew the scholarship. By March 1 each year, advisers in the Department of Public Administration and Graduate Admissions staff will nominate (with a one paragraph biography) students to the department chair, who will in turn make a recommendation to the Dean. The Dean will make his/her selection by March 15 and the Department of Public Administration will notify the student of his/her selection by April 1. The Office of Development will request award transfers to the students’ account in August and January (50/50). Note that the support allocated to any student account will replace a current financial need.