Scholarship available for nonprofit professionals pursuing MPA program

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The Natrona Collective Health Trust is excited to announce its sponsorship of scholarships for the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program (with a nonprofit organizations focus) through the University of Wyoming (UW).

The Trust recognizes the wealth of nonprofit organizations in Natrona County, each led by dedicated staff who are experts in their respective fields. Through surveys and focus groups, the Trust identified a desire among these professionals to further their skills and education in nonprofit management, and in response, developed this scholarship opportunity. Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2024. The scholarship will provide full tuition and fees for the total number of credits required to complete the program.

Scholarship Eligibility Details:

  • Admitted (or applying) to the Masters in Public Administration with nonprofit organizations focus program at the University of Wyoming
  • Currently employed full-time or part-time at a nonprofit in Natrona County and will stay employed through the duration of the program
  • Natrona County resident

How to Apply:

Step 1: If not yet admitted, apply to the University of Wyoming MPA program.

Step 2: Complete the following requirements:

  1. Provide proof of Natrona County residency and employment (i.e., letter from your supervisor, board member, website link, or other relevant documentation)
  2. Provide a current resume
  3. Provide a response to the following essay prompts:
    • In 200-300 words, explain how your work at the nonprofit benefits people in Natrona County.
    • In 200-300 words, explain how your work at the nonprofit benefits underserved populations or describe your experience as a person from an underserved population.

Step 3: Once complete, create a single PDF document with all required materials.

Step 4: Submit your application via email to Dr. Gabel Taggart, [email protected], by midnight on July 1, 2024.

Following UW-Casper’s review of all materials, one successful candidate will be selected for the scholarship.