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Master's Public Service Scholarship

Take your career to the next level and fill a need in the communities you serve. Capella’s $3,000 scholarship opportunity is offered to new students who enroll in an eligible master's program and meet all eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must meet Capella University admission requirements PDF.
  • Must be a new student accepted into and enrolled in an eligible program at Capella University in November 2018 or January 2019. Former students reapplying to the university are also eligible.
  • Maintain good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic Standing PDF) and good financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAP PDF).
  • Must successfully pass your first course upon first attempt. Returning students must pass first course taken upon readmission to Capella.
  • FlexPath applicants are not eligible.

How to Apply for the Scholarship:

  1. Submit the Capella University online admission application. If you have already applied to Capella, skip this step.
  2. Apply now for the Master's in Public Service Scholarship
  3. Once you are admitted to Capella, begin courses on Nov. 5, 2018, or Jan. 7, 2019.


Scholarship Application Deadline:

Apply before your first course begins; applications received after your first course begins will not be considered.

Scholarship Details:

  • The scholarship can be applied only to an eligible GuidedPath program.
  • The $3,000 scholarship will be applied to your Capella account equally over seven consecutive quarters ($429 per quarter) during the third week of each quarter.
Start date Date of first scholarship disbursement

November 2018 or January 2019

April 2019

  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter will forfeit the award for that quarter.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue, or withdraw from Capella will have all future scholarship disbursements cancelled.
  • Recipients who do not use the full scholarship award will not be eligible for a cash disbursement or any other compensation equal to the value of the scholarship award.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships, or discounts in excess of 15%.
  • The scholarship may decrease the amount of financial aid funds available to the recipient.
  • The scholarship is intended to address your cost of attendance, including but not limited to, tuition.
  • Capella University faculty and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children are not eligible for the scholarship.


Call an enrollment counselor at 1.866.739.7361 to learn more about this scholarship opportunity and explore Capella programs.

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