Support the MPA Program
As revenue from the state has continued to decrease, private support makes a critical difference in our ability to provide the best educational opportunities for the students who are our future public service leaders. Thank you for considering a gift to one of the funds listed below.
Every gift makes a difference and is appreciated. For more information, contact Brandon Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.962.0426.
Ways to Give
Make a one time or recurring gift using your credit or debit card.
Make a one time or recurring gift using your credit card. If you wish to make a recurring gift, enter your desired monthly amount as the gift amount on the online form; at the final step, select "recurring gift" in the drop down menu in the "frequency" section.
Download and complete the MPA gift form, make your check payable to Carolina MPA, and mail to the address listed on the form.
Join Club ’66 and spread your gift out over time by authorizing your bank to make monthly transfers from your checking account or credit card.
Non-cash gifts can take a variety of forms including stocks, bonds, real estate, and other kinds of property.
Planned gifts include bequests and a range of life income gifts.
Many employers offer matching gift programs that will double or triple your contribution to Carolina MPA. Please contact your benefits office for more information. When filling out your matching gift form, please use UNC’s tax ID # 56-6001393 so gifts processing can track receipt of your matching gift. Your matching gift will go to the same designation as your original gift.
Refer a Prospective Student
Refer an MPA candidate that ultimately enrolls in the program, and receive recognition from the MPA program for your involvement in creating the next generation of public service leaders. To initiate the referral process, please submit this web form. For questions, contact Anne Kilby at email@example.com and/or Jamarian Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald Aycock Public Administration Scholarship
The Ronald Aycock Public Administration Scholarship is awarded annually to an academically outstanding student who demonstrates a commitment to the study of public service. The scholarship honors Aycock’s more than 30 years of dedicated public service to county governments in North Carolina.
Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Public Administration Fellowship
The Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Public Administration Fellowship is awarded to an academically outstanding MPA student with a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in public service. Bradshaw was a mentor and advisor for many local government officials throughout his career.
MPA Class of ’74 Scholarship Endowment
The MPA Class of ’74 Scholarship Endowment is awarded annually to an academically distinguished MPA student who aspires to enter or continue a career in local government. The class of ’74 comprises exceptional leaders and successful individuals with careers in diverse fields of public service.
Jean D. Coble Scholarship
The Jean D. Coble Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering MPA student. The scholarship was established to honor Jean Coble, who dedicated 32 years of service to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 18 of those to the MPA program.
Diversity in Public Service Scholarship
The Diversity in Public Service Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering student or students who contribute to and enrich the program’s diversity. The Scholarship was created in 2005 by MPA alumnus James Howerton and is supported by MPA alumni, faculty, and friends.
John Milton Gold Scholarship
The John Milton Gold Scholarship is awarded by the North Carolina City and County Management Association (NCCCMA) to an academically outstanding student who has expressed a desire to pursue a career in local government.
The Hayman-Howard-Wright Scholarship is awarded to academically excellent students who are returning to the classroom after gaining valuable work experience.
Robert House Public Administration Scholarship
The Robert House scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a desire to pursue a career in local government. The scholarship is made possible by gifts in memory of G. Robert “Bob” House, who had a distinguished career in local government in North Carolina and Virginia
J. Edward Kitchen Scholarship
The J. Edward Kitchen Scholarship provides support to an academically outstanding MPA student. The scholarship was established by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to honor Ed Kitchen, a UNC-Chapel alumnus and the former city manager of Greensboro, North Carolina.
North Carolina Local Government Scholarship Fund
The North Carolina Local Government Scholarship is awarded annually to a second-year MPA student who intends to pursue a career in local government. Edward A. Wyatt endowed the scholarship in 2005, following a distinguished career in local government.
Nanette V. Mengel Scholarship
The Nanette V. Mengel Scholarship is awarded to several academically outstanding MPA students each year. The scholarship is provided by Mengel’s family to honor and celebrate her life and work. Mengel taught the communications class in the MPA Program for 23 years and taught classes in many other departments at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Preyer Family Scholarship
The Preyer Family Scholarship is awarded to several academically exceptional students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit management. The scholarship is maintained by the L. Richard Preyer family.
The Rothwell Scholarship, endowed by MPA alumni Sharon and A. Douglas Rothwell, is the premier MPA scholarship and is awarded annually to an academically outstanding student.
Betsy Ross Howe Stafford Scholarship
The Betsy Ross Howe Stafford Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates an interest in a career in local government administration. Stafford graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and had a distinguished career in federal government administration.
Richard Y. Stevens Scholarship
The Richard Y. Stevens Scholarship is awarded annually to an academically distinguished MPA student who aspires to enter or continue a career in local or state government. Stevens graduated from the MPA program in 1978.
A. John Vogt Scholarship
The A. John Vogt Scholarship is awarded to an academically exceptional student who demonstrates a commitment to the study of public administration. The Scholarship honors Vogt’s 30-year career with the School of Government and his contributions to the study of public finance.
The James L. Westbrook, Jr. and Ashley Westbrook Turton Memorial Scholarship
The James L. Westbrook Jr. and Ashley Westbrook Turton Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an MPA student who is interested in a career in local, state, or federal government. The scholarship honors the lives and accomplishments of the late James L. Westbrook and his daughter Ashley Turton.
Paul Wager Scholarship
The Paul Wager Scholarship is awarded to an MPA student with an exceptional academic record. The scholarship was established by School of Government Professor Donald Hayman to honor fellow faculty member, Professor Paul Wager.
The Gordon Whitaker Scholarship
The Gordon Whitaker Scholarship is awarded to a second-year MPA student who has an excellent academic record. The scholarship was created to honor Professor Whitaker’s outstanding, 39-year career in public service.
Master of Public Adminstration Program General Fund
The MPA General Fund provides a broad range of support and provides the greatest flexibility to the MPA program. Recently, the trust has paid for expenses related to admissions interviews, honoraria for seminar speakers, and computer software for the student computer lab.