The Herbert Roback Scholarship

The late Herbert Roback encouraged talented and promising students to consider lifetime careers in the public service. To honor Mr. Roback, his family and friends established the Herbert Roback Scholarship Fund to perpetuate his work.

To fulfill this goal, the National Academy of Public Administration annually awards one scholarship up to $7,500 to a graduate student currently enrolled, or admitted for enrollment, in a full-time accredited master’s degree program in public administration, public and international affairs, public policy and/or political science.

Campus Application and Selection Process

Eligible graduate programs may submit up to three students to the Graduate School for consideration. The following materials, comprising each individual application, are due via email by the program to no later than Monday, May 18, 2020. Self-nominations are not accepted. Interested students should check with their programs for earlier internal program deadlines.

  • undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies or photocopies of official transcripts can be submitted for the campus review)
  • a biographical resume or curriculum vita
  • two letters of recommendation from professors; recently admitted students may submit letters from undergraduate professors
  • a 500 word statement describing the applicant’s professional interest

The application materials should be collated into one PDF document per student.

The two selected students will be notified by June 5, to allow time for honing of statements and securing official transcripts (if unofficial were provided for the campus review). Georgetown’s nominations are due to NAPA by June 12, 2020.

Questions relating to the fellowship program and/or campus application and selection process should be directed to Katie Li, Associate Director of External Fellowships & Awards.