Scholarship for Government Studies 2015

The Broward League of Cities is now accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship for Government Studies from high school seniors who plan to pursue a major in public administration, political science or other government-related field.

The Broward League of Cities will award $1,000 scholarships to four outstanding students. Applicants must demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills.

Complete applications must be submitted by email to scochrane@browardleague.org by 5:00 PM on February 11, 2015.

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To download a printer-friendly version of the scholarship application, click here.

Criteria for Broward County High School Seniors:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior
  • Must attend a high school in Broward County
  • Must be a resident of Broward County
  • Must plan to pursue a major in public administration, political science or other government-related field at an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Must have a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, verified by a school transcript

Timeline:

  • Applications are due by February 11, 2015.
  • If selected as a finalist, student must be available for an interview on March 14, 2015.
  • If selected as a scholarship recipient, student will be invited to be recognized during an awards ceremony at the Broward League of Cities General Membership Meeting and dinner on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school in Broward County.
  • Preferential consideration will be given to students who demonstrate:
      • Dedicated pursuit towards a career in governmental, public service, and/or public administration
      • Involvement in work, volunteer service, or internships in public, governmental, community, and/or legislative environments
      • Familiarity of programs & mission of the Broward League of Cities
  • The applicant must demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills and show maturity in judgment and purpose.
  • Applicant must be available on the date of the interview to be considered for the scholarship.

Application Checklist:

Applicant must provide completed application including:

  • One essay
  • One personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from a high school staff member (counselor, teacher, coach, or administrator, or from a member of the community)
  • High school transcript