Graduate Student Travel Scholarships

The MPSA provides 9 different $500 travel scholarships for graduate students in a doctoral program who are members and presenting at the annual conference. Please complete the travel scholarship application below to determine your eligibility. After the awards committee verifies your eligibility, it will select a round of finalists. If you are selected as a finalist, the Awards Committee will contact the advisor you listed on your travel scholarship application for a letter of recommendation.

The Harrell Rodgers Travel Scholarship started with funding from the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in 2004, and expanded by the MPSA Council in 2010, this program provides $500 in travel funding for doctoral-level graduate students who are members of the MPSA to attend the MPSA Conference. The scholarship is named for Harrell Rodgers, who has organized panels at the MPSA conference on behalf of the PSO for many years. Historically only 4% of the applications have received support. Deadline to apply: January 8th, 2021.

The John Bohte Travel Scholarship was established to fund travel for graduate students presenting research in the subfield of public policy/public administration. This program provides $500 in travel funding for graduate students. The scholarship is named in honor of John Bohte, who was an active scholar in the field of public policy/public administration and a popular teacher and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students alike. Deadline to apply: January 8th, 2021.

The MPSA Status Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Scholarship awards travel funding to a select group of qualifying members of the MPSA to attend and present at the MPSA Annual Conference. Deadline to apply: January 8th, 2021.

The MPSA Status Committee on Gender and Sexual Minorities Scholarship awards travel funding to a select group of qualifying members of the MPSA to attend and present the MPSA Annual Conference. Deadline to apply: January 8th, 2021.