The University of Baltimore’s College of Public Affairs will offer up to five $1000 non-renewable Merit Awards to support the study of qualifying, incoming Americorps/VISTA or Teach for America volunteers or alumni in any one of the College’s degree programs. The awards are designed to help defray the costs of study for volunteers who show a desire for a career in public or nonprofit service. They may study in any one of our graduate programs in the Schools of Public and International Affairs, Health and Human Services, or Criminal Justice.

To qualify for the award, applicants must apply and be accepted into a degree program and be registered for 6 credit hours. The awards will be based on merit and history of service with AmeriCorps/VISTA or a related program. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average and provide a description and proof of their service in one of the qualifying programs.

The awards will be administered by the Office of the Dean at the College of Public Affairs. Applicants must provide a one page letter of interest and resume to Dean Roger E. Hartley at

Awards will be provided by the College after the drop/add period ends. If additional funds become available through grant or donations, the College will consider extension of the award for up to a second year.

To find out more about the graduate programs of the College of Public Affairs go to

Contact information

Contact Name
Roger Hartley


Institution Type
Public, Title IV, VA Qualified
Institution Programs
4 Year

Further information

Institution Address

10 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States