Affordability and access to the Evans School’s innovative curriculum is a top priority for the Evans School. The Evans School has a long-standing tradition of awarding merit-based fellowships to incoming students.

Fellowships are awarded annually to selected students in each year's incoming class, primarily on the basis of academic achievement and/or excellence in public service.  Over the past several years, nearly 30% of incoming MPA students have received a merit-based fellowship award.  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.  Applicants may also be considered for funding to support their internship experience during the MPA program.

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. See below for a listing of fellowships awarded to Evans School students each year, thanks to decades of incredible supporters who believe in the potential of future public and nonprofit leaders to change the world.

Evans School Student 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 Policy and Governance.
  • Civic Engagement Fellowship provides fellowship support to Evans School students passionate about creating new opportunities to transform civic engagement into a process that better informs citizens, capitalizes on the deeper thinking of a representative spectrum of people, fosters improved decision-making, and improves the quality of life for current and future generations.
  • Daniel J. Evans Excellence in Public Service Endowed Fellowship supports students who aspire to excellence in public service. The fellowship honors Daniel J. Evans, former Governor of the State of Washington and former U.S. senator.
  • Diana H. Gale Endowed Fellowship supports outstanding students in the Executive Master of Public Administration program at the Evans School. This fellowship is in honor of Diana H. Gale, a dedicated leader for the City of Seattle and lecturer at the Evans School.
  • Dr. Constance W. and Norman B. Rice Endowed Fellowship was established by two of the Evans School's most distinguished alumni, former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice (MPA ’74) and UW Regent Dr. Constance Rice (MPA ’70). This endowment supports outstanding Master's and Ph.D. students of diverse backgrounds. 
  • Elaine Chang Endowed Fellowship for International Peace and Development supports outstanding students who are working in internships focused on international development and peace issues.
  • Evans School Alumni Fellowship is dedicated to recruiting outstanding students to the Evans School. The fellowship comes from an endowment collectively funded by Evans School alumni.
  • George A. & Evelyn N. Shipman Endowed Fellowship supports outstanding students pursuing careers in public service. The fellowship honors Professor George Shipman, founder of public administration education at the University of Washington.
  • Governor Gary Locke Endowed Fellowship supports students pursuing careers in public service, with preference given to students of Pacific Islander heritage. The fellowship honors former Washington Governor and former United States Ambassador to China Gary Locke.
  • Harry A. and Ann L. Pryde Endowed Fellowship, named in honor of two outstanding Evans School alumni, supports outstanding students who are committed to excellence in public service and to students seeking internships in Washington D.C.
  • Henry M. Jackson Fellowship supports pursuing careers in environmental policy and natural resources management, with preference given to students of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage. The fellowship honors the late U.S. Senator Henry M. 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, named for a dedicated and outstanding staff member, provides financial assistance to Evans School students interested in careers in government. 
  • Jonathan Brock Endowed Fellowship supports outstanding Master's students studying conflict resolution and management in the public and nonprofit sectors at the Evans School. This fellowship honors Evans School emeritus faculty member Professor Jonathan Brock
  • Marc Lindenberg Endowment for Excellence supports students studying the connections between poverty, hunger, and disease, so that students are equipped with the skills to create a more humane world. This fellowship honors the late Evans School Dean Marc Lindenberg.
  • Margaret T. Gordon Endowed Fellowship supports outstanding graduate students at the Evans School. This endowment was established by Dean Emeritus Margo Gordon and her husband and former faculty member Andy Gordon, and has been supported by many students and colleagues. 
  • Micki E. and Robert J.C. Flowers Endowed Fellowship provides financial assistance to graduate students of color at the Evans School.  
  • Morton Kroll Endowed Fellowship, established by Susan Sodergren Kroll and many of Mort's students and friends, this endowment provides financial assistance for students holding internships in the field of arts management.
  • Nancy and Ben Remak "Double Dawg" Endowed Fellowship honors Nancy Remak's (UW BA History & BA Political Science '75, MPA'80) proud status as a "Double Dawg" at the University of Washington, and Ben Remak's commitment and dedication to the UW. This fellowship supports outstanding admitted MPA students who received their undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.
  • 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 creates educational opportunities by funding internships or similar activities in international peace and development for Evans School students.
  • Richard O. Zerbe Endowed Fellowship, established by Evans School Professor Richard Zerbe and his wife Diane, supports Evans School students studying benefit-cost analysis.
  • Robert J. Lavoie Endowed Fellowship 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 supports outstanding master's and Ph.D. students at the Evans School. This endowment was established by current Evans School Dean Sandra O. Archibald and her spouse, Chet McCorkle.
  • Theodore Plotnick Endowed Fellowship supports Ph.D. students researching and writing their dissertations. This endowment was established by Evans School Professor Bob Plotnick and his wife, Gay Jensen, in memory of Bob's father.
  • William Zumeta Endowed Fellowship supports outstanding Master's and Ph.D. students at the Evans School. This endowment was established by Professor Bill Zumeta.
  • 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.