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 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

Richard M. Gray Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies up to $4,000 and distributed over two terms

Award Criteria:

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.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Accepted as a full time degree student at PGS
  • Completed PGS Scholarship Request Form
  • Submit a one-page proposal for a sustainable product or service to: scholarships@presidio.edu which the winners may seek to develop during their academic work in a Presidio Graduate School program
  • Award will be distributed over each semester to students enrolled full-time in the respective program and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above for continuous qualification of the scholarship. LOA and part time status will forfeit the award
Circle Grant 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies based on need

Award Criteria:

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.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Accepted as a full time degree student at PGS
  • Completed PGS Scholarship Application Form
  • Award will be granted for the first semester only to students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled full-time in the respective program. Student must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or above for continuous qualification of the scholarship and must re-apply each term. LOA and part time status will forfeit the award

Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Industrial Revolutionaries” Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Varies up to $6000 and distributed over two terms

Award Criteria:

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.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Accepted as a full time degree student at PGS
  • Completed PGS Scholarship Application Form
  • Submit a 500 word essay to scholarships@presidio.edu describing why you think you are the next “Industrial Revolutionary” and how your bold ideas will shape the future of sustainable enterprise
  • Award will be distributed over each semester to students enrolled full-time in the respective program and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above for continuous qualification of the scholarship. LOA and part time status will forfeit the award
Segal AmeriCorps Matching Education Fund Award 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: Matching award up to $5000, maximum three awards granted per year

Award Criteria:

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.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Accepted as a full time degree student at PGS
  • Completed PGS Scholarship Application Form
  • Submit your official Americorp award letter to scholarships@presidio.edu
  • Award will be distributed over two semesters to students enrolled full-time in the respective program and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above for continuous qualification of the scholarship. LOA and part time status will forfeit the award
Suzanne Farver Scholarship 

Campus/Program: All/All

Quantity Available: $5000, maximum three awards granted per year

Award Criteria:

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

Eligibility requirements:

  • Accepted as a full time degree student at PGS
  • Completed PGS Scholarship Application Form
  • Award will be distributed over two semesters to students enrolled full-time in the respective program and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above for continuous qualification of the scholarship. LOA and part time status will forfeit the award. 
John Spiekhout Fellowship for Civic Leadership & Social Justice 

Campus/Program: All/All (MPA priority)

Quantity Available: $8,300 each, max three awards per term

Award Criteria:

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.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Accepted as a full time degree student at PGS
  • Completed PGS Scholarship Application Form with additional essay prompt
  • Commitment to civic engagement, and/or community organizing for social justice
  • A desire to innovate and implement solutions for sustainability as a function of financial, social, and environmental justice
  • Students with financial need and/or from underrepresented communities and international students are encouraged to apply
  • Award will be distributed over each semester to students enrolled full-time in the respective program, completion of Required commitments, and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above for continuous qualification of the scholarship. LOA and part time status will forfeit the award

Required commitments:

  • Lead a PGS community event each term posing a “Call to Action” that creates forward motion in social justice.
  • Create and submit a 3 to 10 minute informational video, approved for posting on the PGS website, that inspires a wide range of community members to join the cause.

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.

 

To be considered for a PGS sponsored scholarship, please complete this form

Scholarship Application Form

Additional scholarships may also be found through third-party online search sites and organizations, some examples are listed here (not :

Additional Scholarship/Fellowship Resources

International Students, please refer to our International Students page for eligible scholarships.