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of our students, faculty, and most of all… you! Your gift ensures students learn,
faculty inspire, researchers innovate, and so much more.
When you give a gift, it touches the entire USF community and beyond. How could it
not? Think about it. A scholarship for a student impacts a family. A donation to a
program provides equipment for a whole class. All it takes is one gift to transform
You can submit your pledge online by clicking on one of the funds available below.
Thank you for giving and for believing in our Bulls!
|Jamil Jreisat Scholarship
||Joan Pynes Memorial Scholarship
||Mark R. Hafen MURP Diversity Scholarship
|Named after and established by the late Professor Emeritus Dr. Jamil Jreisat, this
scholarship rewards outstanding academic performances by graduate students in USF's
MPA and GCPM programs.
||In memory of the late Professor Dr. Joan Pynes, this scholarship rewards outstanding
academic performances by graduate students in USF's MPA and GCNM programs, with preference
given to students interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit administration or NGO's.
||Named after and established by the former MURP Program Director Dr. Mark Hafen, this
scholarship provides support to graduate students in USF's MURP program, with preference
given to diverse students from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups.
|Mark Bentley APA Sun Coast Section Scholarship
||James E. Blanton III Veterans Scholarship
||Public Service Scholarship
|Named after and established by Mark Bentley—one of the state's top land use lawyers—this
scholarship provides support to emerging planners/graduate students in USF's MURP
||In memory of Dr. J. Ellis Blanton's son—James E. Blanton III—this scholarship provides
support to USF MPA and MURP graduate student veterans who honorably served in a branch
of the U.S. military or National Guard.
||Established by the former Cyber Florida Staff Director Dr. Ronald Sanders, this scholarship
provides support to undergraduate students in USF's Public Service & Leadership minor
with a demonstrated commitment to a career in public service.
|Legislative Internship Program Fund
||Tallahassee Internship Program Fund
||SPA Applied Public Policy Research Initiative
|This fund supports LIP students working in the offices of federal, state, and local
legislators or think-tank/policy agencies. These groups are actively involved in Tampa
Bay's economic development, transportation, environmental protection, education, health,
social welfare, or public finance.
||This fund supports TIP students relocating to Tallahassee for the 60-day legislative
session. Each student is paired with an elected official or organization actively
involved in Florida's economic development, growth management, transportation, environmental
protection, education, health, or social welfare.
||This initiative supports the School's efforts to inform the public policy process
in a constructive and non-partisan manner—as well as its broader academic research
and experiential learning efforts—via annual and ad hoc public opinion surveys focusing
on local, state, and national policy issues.