Bernard T. Deasy Honorary Scholarship in Public Administration

Health and Social Sciences

  • * Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year
  • Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
  • Scholarship Intent: The objective of the Merritt Community Capital Scholarship Fund in Public Administration is to promote and encourage the development of student career interest in the fields of affordable housing development and management. Affordable housing is an integral component of public administration and community development strategies, and the career development of committed affordable housing professionals are vital to the continued success of our current housing delivery and management systems.
  • Criteria:
    1) New and continuing SF State MPA students.
    2) Have fewer than 28 units completed.
    3) Intend to enroll in the following Fall and Spring academic school year. Can be enrolled part-time, but plan to enroll for both semesters.
    4) Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (undergrad & graduate).
  • Major: Single: Public Administration
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Graduating Senior; Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 4 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
  • Campus Address: HSS 210
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1149
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: 1

Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write an essay of no more than 1000 words describing your interest in the field of public administration and your professional aspirations and goals.
  2. Please provide a copy of your current SFSU Class Schedule
  3. Upload ONE document that includes your college transcripts with GPA from each institution attended. Unofficial Transcripts acceptable.
  4. Will you be enrolled at least half-time in the following Fall and Spring semesters?