Each year, the Graduate School puts forth two institutional nominees for the Herbert Roback Scholarship awarded by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). This scholarship honors the late Herbert Roback: a highly respected public servant who spent more than three decades encouraging talented and promising students to consider careers in public service, established by his family and friends to perpetuate his work. The NAPA committee selects one candidate annually from a pool of institutional nominees across the DC-metropolitan area.
This year, they were so impressed with the quality of candidates’ application packages that they selected two. Both are from Georgetown.
Congratulations to Jada Fraser, Master of Arts candidate in Asian Studies (MASIA), and Ignacio Albe, Master of Science candidate in Foreign Service, both winners of the 2023-24 Herbert Roback Scholarship.
Here’s what our scholars have to say about their experience, career aspirations and advice to future applicants.