Scholarships for All Degree Programs

Presidio Graduate School believes students are making a great investment in their personal and professional development and the future of our world. PGS strives to make our programs affordable and your dreams attainable. All new and returning students interested in being considered for one of our scholarships must fill out a yearly FAFSA application. Please see specific scholarship requirements listed below. Additional scholarships may also be found through third-party online search sites.

Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit in parallel with the admissions deadlines. Priority is given to full-time students and is on a first come basis. You must be in good academic standing to be eligible to receive scholarships.

All new and returning students interested in being considered for a PGS scholarship for the upcoming semester must have completed the FAFSA application and the PGS Scholarship Inquiry Form before the final scholarship deadline.

Scholarship amounts vary. All need-based scholarships are awarded for one year only, but students may reapply each year.

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Presidio Graduate School Scholarships

Below you will find links with comprehensive information on the criteria for all PGS scholarships.

The Enlight Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:

  • Preference given to international students. Secondary preference for students pursuing Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Dual Degree. (Domestic students pursuing Master in Business Administration (MBA) are not eligible)
  • Awarded each semester to students enrolled full-time in the respective program. A GPA of 3.25 or above and in good academic standing each semester for continuous qualification of the scholarship.
  • Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.
Richard M. Gray Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Four

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

Richard M. Gray, founder of Presidio Graduate School, is honored through this scholarship. The school will award scholarships to selected continuing degree students. The school will award up to four scholarships to selected new or continuing MBA, MPA and/or Dual degree students. 

Application process:

  • Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.
  • One to two-page proposal for a sustainable product or service which the winners may, or may not, seeks to develop during their academic work in a Presidio program. 
  • Good academic standing demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 and above. 

Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Industrial Revolutionaries” Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Two

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

Established by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, up to four outstanding incoming students will be named “Industrial Revolutionaries,” whose bold ideas and passion for sustainability are worthy of Ray Anderson’s legacy and who, through their Capstone experience, will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to achieve extraordinary impact in redesigning enterprise for social good. 

Application process:

  • Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.
  • A 500 word essay describing why you think you are the next “Industrial Revolutionary” and how your bold ideas will shape the future of sustainable enterprise.
  • Good academic standing demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 and above.  

Rose C. Stone Foundation Information 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

The Rose C. Stone Fund of the Rotary International Foundation provides the funding of Rose C. Stone Scholarships for students enrolled at Presidio Graduate School who demonstrate their commitment as social entrepreneurs to peace, social justice, and sustainable management in the service of people and the planet. Her passion was support for the rejected offspring of Vietnamese women and American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Her purpose was not personal gain but social service, toward a world of peace and conflict resolution.

Application process:

  • Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.
  • Student is required to maintain a minimum 3.50 per semester.
  • Submit a 1-page summary of your work (past or current) as it relates to social sustainability. 

Invoking the Pause Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form.

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

Launched in Spring 2013, the Invoking the Pause (ITP) Scholarship Fund is made possible by the generous support of Maggie Kaplan. Maggie Kaplan is the Executive Director of Invoking the Pause, an environmental grants program designed to advance public awareness and engagement about climate change issues.  By creating the ITP Scholarship Fund at Presidio Graduate School, Ms. Kaplan weaves together two causes of utmost importance to her: the sustainability of the planet and the education of the social change agents of the next generation. 

Application process:

  • Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.
  • Submit a 2-page essay of your work or a proposal of work, on one of the two causes of utmost important to Ms. Kaplan, the sustainability of the planet and the education of the social change agents of the next generation.

Board of Directors Distinguished Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria: 

The Board of Directors Distinguished Scholarship is for students whose personal talents distinguish them within the pool of admitted applicants. Only Full-time students may apply. 

Application Process:

Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.

Submit a two to three-page essay answering the following questions:

1)     What are your goals and what have you done thus far to achieve these goals?

2)     What do you hope to accomplish with your PGS degree?

3)     Where you see yourself five years after obtaining your degree?

4)     Why do you deserve the scholarship?

Board of Directors Diversity Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

Awarded annually to Presidio students who display a commitment to diversity and are involved in service activities meant to enhance diversity in a group or community. Open to incoming and continuing students demonstrating financial need.

Application Process:

1)     Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.

2)     Please include a 250+ word essay that may include:

3)     Your experiences with and commitment to diversity and how it relates to your career and personal goals;

4)     What you have overcome ­­­ get where you are today and your future plans

5)     Your socioeconomic background (this may include, but is not limited to, single parent, first in generation to go to college, physical or educational disability, economic background, ethnic racial or domestic or international origin, etc.); and

6)     Your involvement in service activities meant to enhance the diversity within your school and/or community. May include tutoring/mentoring-disadvantaged students, volunteer service to disadvantaged populations and involvement with or in experiences in interacting with people of different backgrounds.  

Capa Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

The Capa Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated commitment to working within diverse communities. This scholarship defines diversity as anything pertaining to (but not necessarily limited to) race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, nation of origin, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and/or physical ability.

Application process:

  • Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.
  • Submit a 1-page summary of your current work as it relates to the criteria listed above.
Native American Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form.

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

The Presidio Native American Scholarship program has been established to provide scholarship awards to Native American students registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.

·       The reward cannot be combined with any other PGS scholarships

·       May not be applied to any room-and-board costs or any non-tuition related expenses.

·       Student must remain enrolled at least half-time while receiving the reward.

·       Remain in good academic standing.

Graduate Community Service Merit Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form.

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

In keeping with the school’s mission to educate the next generation of business and policy leaders in the sustainability field, Presidio will award Graduate Community Service Merit Scholarships on a competitive basis to a limited number of incoming MPA and Dual Degree students. 

Application process:

  • Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.
  • A slide deck or a visually appealing essay on your contribution and demonstrated exceptional achievements in community service activities in either paid or volunteer positions.  
The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Unlimited

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form.

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

Must have 100% eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Applicants must be admitted to prior to application. Student must upload Certificate of Eligibility (COE) issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) when submitting the Yellow Ribbon Program application.

Application Process:

For complete information and to apply contact finaid@presidio.edu 

The Circle Scholarship 
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 per year

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form.

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

The Circle Scholarship is based on financial need, meaning grant qualifications will be determined by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) provided on the applicant’s FAFSA. Applicants who have a 0 EFC will be awarded this grant. The Circle Grant is $1000 per academic year. Students must maintain at least half-time enrollment to receive this award. To apply, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid.

Presidio Leadership Scholar Award 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Award Criteria:

The Presidio Leadership Scholar Award is presented to a select number of newly admitted students. Awards are made at the discretion of the admissions committee.

Application Process:

  • Submit Presidio Scholarship Application.
  • Essay of 500 words or less that describes the applicant’s strong alignment with the mission of the school, leadership potential, and work and volunteer experience.
  • Commitment to academic excellence, as demonstrated by a GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Documented evidence of leadership related to their field of interest in a significant area such as social justice, community involvement, or advocacy etc. 
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