Financial Awards

“The fellowship [Gary Locke Endowed Fellowship] made the prospect of a graduate degree at that time in my career possible and allowed me to pursue studies that have been directly beneficial to my work in public policy here in Washington, D.C., in the federal government.”

- Nicholas T. Muy (MPA ’12)

Our alumni profiles include many recipients of Evans School endowed fellowship awards.

Affordability and access to the Evans School’s innovative curriculum is a top priority for Dean Archibald and the Evans School community. The Evans School has a long-standing tradition of awarding merit-based fellowships to incoming students. With tuition increases in recent years, the Evans School has further increased the number of fellowships awarded. Over the past two years, nearly 40% of incoming MPA students have received a merit-based fellowship award. In 2013, all fellowship recipients received two-year awards valued at 50% of tuition. A remarkable 80% of the School’s endowment distributions were dedicated to student fellowships. This invaluable financial support for students is possible as a result of the generous donors who support the Evans School's many endowment and fellowship funds.

Fellowships are awarded annually from the Evans School’s endowment funds to selected students in each year's incoming class, primarily on the basis of academic achievement and/or excellence in public service.

The application process for our fellowships is combined with the University of Washington (UW) Graduate School and Evans School application. Your application for admission is also your application for fellowship funding. No separate application is available for fellowships at the Evans School.

Evans School Fellowships:

  • Brewster C. Denny Endowed Fellowship supports students who are committed to excellence in public service. The fellowship is in honor of Dean Emeritus Brewster Denny, who founded what is now known as the Evans School of Public Affairs.
  • Civic Engagement Fellowship provides need-based fellowship support to Evans School students. This endowment may fund required components of the cost of education, including standard educational expenses.
  • Daniel J. Evans Endowment for Excellence in Public Service supports students who aspire to excellence in public service. The fellowship is in honor of Daniel J. Evans, a former U.S. senator and former governor of the State of Washington.
  • Dr. Constance W. and Norman B. Rice Endowed Fellowship.
  • Elaine Chang Endowed Fellowship for International Peace and Development.
  • Evans School of Public Affairs Alumni Fellowship is dedicated to recruiting outstanding students. The fellowship comes from an endowment funded by our alumni.
  • Excellence in Public Service Fellowship.
  • George A. & Evelyn N. Shipman Scholarship supports outstanding students pursuing careers in public service. The fellowship honors Professor George Shipman, founder of public administration education at UW.
  • Gary Locke Endowed Fellowship supports students pursuing careers in public service and public management, with special preference given to students of Pacific Islander heritage. The fellowship is in honor of former State of Washington Governor and former United States Ambassador to China Gary Locke.
  • Harry A. and Ann L. Pryde Endowed Fellowship.
  • Henry M. Jackson Endowed Fellowship supports pursuing careers in environmental policy and natural resources management, with special preference given to students of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage. The fellowship is in honor of the late U.S. Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson.
  • Hubert G. Locke Endowed Fellowship supports students pursuing internships in nonprofit organizations devoted to social justice issues. The fellowship honors Dean Emeritus Hubert G. Locke.
  • Joan Goldblatt Endowed Fellowship.
  • Jonathan Brock Endowed Fellowship.
  • Margaret T. Gordon Endowed Fellowship.
  • Marc Lindenberg Endowment for Excellence.
  • Micki E. and Robert J.C. Flowers Endowed Fellowship.
  • Morton Kroll Endowed Fellowship.
  • Nancy and Ben Remak "Double Dawg" Endowed Fellowship.
  • Nancy Bell Evans Endowment for Excellence supports students who aspire to excellence in nonprofit service and philanthropy. The fellowship honors exceptional community leader Nancy Bell Evans, a former first lady of the State of Washington.
  • Paul M. Rucker Endowed Fellowship for International Education.
  • Richard O. Zerbe Endowed Fellowship.
  • Robert J. Lavoie Endowment supports outstanding students preparing to work in public service. The fellowship honors Robert J. Lavoie, a former deputy mayor of Seattle.
  • Sandra O. Archibald Endowed Fellowship.
  • Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington PCMI Fellowship provides a stipend to an entering Peace Corps Master’s International MPA track student. The fellowship is funded through the Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington.
  • Theodore Plotnick Endowed Fellowship.
  • William and Terrea Zumeta Endowed Fellowship.
  • William Shelton Fellowships are dedicated to promoting better government through education. The fellowships are funded through the Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington.

There are also a number of outside financial resources for Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management students.