- College Work Study: There are many opportunities for those with work-study eligibility to work on and off campus in policy and planning-relevant positions. It is highly recommended that you request work-study as part of your FAFSA financial aid package. You should speak with departmental faculty that you are interested in working with to see if a position can be developed for you. Our workstudy positions are advertised at the Career Center website.
- Graduate Teaching Fellowship (GTF): The department offers approximately 27 GTF positions per year. They are advertised in the spring, and as needed. Graduate students attending their first quarter and beyond are eligible to apply for these positions. University-wide GTFs can be found at the Graduate School. For other employment opportunities through the Graduate School click here.
- The John and Karen Baldwin Family Scholarship in Environmental Planning: supports graduate students enrolled in environmental planning in PPPM, with preference to students with either a background in environmental studies or who are taking concurrent coursework in environmental studies. Supported expenses include tuition, fees, books, supplies, materials and room and board. Eligible students will have demonstrated academic merit and a known commitment to learning about and improving the environment.
- PPPM Advisory Council Fellowship Awards: provides financial assistance to an incoming graduate student who otherwise would have difficulty enrolling in PPPM. No applications are taken for this award.
- Diane M. McKeel Scholarship in Public Affairs: provides assistance to enrolled PPPM undergraduates. Based on academic merit, financial need, and demonstrated interest in community development and service toward public good.
- The Al Frazier Fund: Supports MPA students whose research and demonstrated interests are in the area of community participation. No applications are taken for this award. Recipients are selected by PPPM faculty committee.
- The Joseph M. Edney Memorial Award: supports graduate students in PPPM who are studying environmental planning. No applications are taken for this award. Candidates will be chosen based upon overall academic performance, commitment to learning and potential for further academic achievement.
- The Gregory R. Pulliam Student Assistance Award: supports undergraduate students in PPPM and is to help offset expenses directly relating to research or an internship opportunity. Expenses may include travel, books, supplies, materials, tuition, fees, or conference-related fees/travel. Preference may be given to students whose research or internship opportunity is in the area of community development. Primary selection criteria is academic performance/merit.
- Fred and Elva Cuthbert Emergency Student Scholarship: provides financial assistance to students who meet the following criteria and have encountered a situation involving unusual financial hardship caused by a family emergency, injury, illness or circumstances beyond his/her control. Eligible students will be 1) undergraduate of sophomore standing or higher and declared majors in architecture; landscape architecture; or planning, public policy and management; or 2) graduate students of any level in architecture; landscape architecture; or community and regional planning.
- AAA Student Travel Fund (up to $500, varies): Awarded on the basis of faculty and personal references and need to travel as relates to purpose of this award, the pursuit of knowledge to benefit both the individual student and Architecture and Allied Arts through the sharing of experiences. Recipients are required to give a presentation in the form of a slide show, display, or lecture following completion of travel. Multiple awards. Advertised early in the school year.
- Ellen M. Pennell Scholarship ($1000x3): available to undergraduate and graduate students already enrolled as majors in any discipline within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. The recipients are selected based on being academically "deserving and in need of assistance to enable them to pursue their college work." Announced in Fall term and awarded in Winter term.
- Dean's Graduate Fellowships ($5000 x 7): Announced in Winter term and awarded in Spring term to master's students who are in the completion stage of their master's degree and working on a thesis, master's or terminal project. Strong preference will be given to students pursuing research activities or creative work.
- CoDaC Graduate Summer Research Award
- UO Graduate School Funding Resources
- University Aid Diversity Excellence Scholarship. The University of Oregon Diversity Excellence Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all students and the excellence of the university. The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) is a tuition-remission scholarship with awards ranging from partial to full tuition and fee waivers. The UO Diversity Excellence Scholarship Selection Committee determines the amount and duration of each award. Recipients must meet specific scholarship-renewal requirements to retain their scholarships. For further information on this award please click here.
- Oregon American Planning Association (OAPA) Scholarship. See OAPA website.
IBHS and ACSP Land Use Planning Awards: (PDF) Each year the Institute for Business & Home Safety
(IBHS) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) make a $500 award to a student in
recognition of scholarship in land use planning and natural hazards. The winner is chosen from among the
authors of papers presented at the ACSP annual conference. See ACSP website.
- Study Abroad Programs
- Global Internships: The Oregon International Internship Program
- National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) Foundation Scholarship, for graduate students with an interest in public sector labor relations and human resources management.
- Office of Student Financial Aid scholarship search
- Oregon University System Academic Affairs, International Fellowship
- Oregon Student Access Commission/Get College Funds
- Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA.org) Scholarships
Federal Aid FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA distributes 80 billion dollars a year in financial aids to students through postsecondary institutions. We encourage students to apply for FAFSA to apply to federal student aid such as Pell grants, student loans and college work-study. For more information and web application process, please visit their website here.
College Work Study. There are many opportunities for those with work-study eligibility to work on and off campus in MPA-relevant positions. If you are offered work-study as part of your financial aid package, it is highly recommended that you accept it. You should speak with departmental faculty that you are interested in working with to see if a position can be developed for you. Alternatively, work-study can be used in off campus nonprofit and public agencies. Talk with the Career Center for a list of possibilities.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program - In 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers.
Last updated February 12, 2013