Presidio Graduate School offers a select number of scholarships and fellowships made possible by generous supporters of our mission and institutional funds to assist incoming full time students with financial support. Explore creative ways to fund your decision to pursue your degree.
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 students interested in being considered for one of our scholarships must fill out a yearly FAFSA application. Scholarships are competitively awarded to full time students based on need and merit on a first come basis.
All students interested in being considered for a PGS scholarship for the upcoming semester must have already submitted a completed admissions application and must complete the PGS Scholarship Request Form. Award notifications will be sent after acceptance letter is sent, and before the next decision deadline.
Below you will find information on the criteria for available PGS scholarships. International students, please refer to the International Students page for available scholarships
Quantity Available: Varies up to $4,000 and distributed over two terms
Richard M. Gray, founder of Presidio Graduate School, is remembered and appreciated for his entrepreneurial spirit and vision for the school through this donation funded scholarship. PGS will award scholarships each year to selected new or continuing MBA, MPA and/or Dual degree full time students.
Quantity Available: Varies based on need
Supporting students with financial need, the PGS Circle Grant is an institutional need based only award given at the discretion of the school. This award helps to enrich the classroom experience and diversify our community.
Quantity Available: Varies up to $6000 and distributed over two terms
Established by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, up to four outstanding incoming PGS 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.
To learn more about the Ray C. Anderson Circle at PGS, whose members serve as advisor-mentors to the Industrial Revolutionaries, please click here.
Quantity Available: Matching award up to $5000, maximum three awards granted per year
After successfully completing your AmeriCorps term of service, you are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at Presidio Graduate School. This matching award will be awarded to a select number of incoming students and will match your award up to $5000. This matching award is available through the generous gift of Suzanne Farver and is open to all recipients of the Segal AmeriCorps Educational Fund used towards their tuition at Presidio Graduate School.
To learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Matching Education Fund, please click here.
Quantity Available: $5000, maximum three awards granted per year
PGS will award this scholarship to selected new or continuing MBA, MPA and/or Dual degree full time students based on need and merit. Students with financial need and/or from underrepresented communities and international students are encouraged to apply
Campus/Program: All/All (MPA priority)
Quantity Available: $8,300 each, max three awards per term
John Spiekhout was born on a small farm in Iowa and during the depression moved to Roseland, IL, on the southside of Chicago. First an apprentice and then a sheet metal worker, John was a skilled tradesman who built a small business enabling him to hire and train many of his neighbors. As a lifelong community-builder, Mr. Spiekhout believed in hard work, equal opportunity, kindness, and integrity. His strong, blue-collar values inspired him to support numerous charities and civic initiatives throughout his life.
This support is made possible by a gift from his family to honor his legacy. Full time students in all programs are eligible to apply; preference is given to Master of Public Administration (MPA) students.
Three $8,300 fellowships will be awarded for a minimum of 2 terms to outstanding students (maximum 3 terms), who demonstrate a commitment to civic leadership and inter-sectoral solutions for social justice.
Interested in supporting PGS students and donating funds towards your own scholarship? Please donate now, or contact the PGS Development Director if you’d like to discuss more specific ways that you can support our students and help our community to further our mission.
Additional scholarships may also be found through third-party online search sites and organizations, some examples are listed here (not :
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International Students, please refer to our International Students page for eligible scholarships.