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O’Neill Funding Resources
Current master’s students can apply to a variety of O’Neill-specific fellowships and research grants. Unless specified otherwise, fellowships are for students on the IU Bloomington campus.
O’Neill Fellowships for continuing students
These fellowships are for current O’Neill School students who will be continuing their program the next 2023-24 academic year. If you have any questions regarding O’Neill fellowship awards contact email@example.com.
*The O’Neill Awards Committee has the right to change all award amounts and number of awards at its discretion. Award amounts and award numbers may vary from the current listing.
Established as a tribute to Professor Emeritus Willard to recognize a student who best embodies Professor Willard's dedication and commitment to wetlands research.
- Graduate student
- Demonstrated commitment to wetlands research
- High academic standing
- Strong interest in a career in public service or the not-for-profit sector
- The fellowship will be used to continue efforts to enhance the School's research efforts at the outdoors environmental education center on Lake Monroe
This award was established by the donor to honor her grandparents Donald ("Bill") B and Anna Josephine Routt.
- O'Neill undergraduate or graduate student
- Preference for a student who is an Indiana resident
- Demonstrated both merit and financial need
- Majoring in Public Administration with a focus on a career in Indiana state government
Fellowships for second-year Masters of Public Affairs students who have declared a concentration in public management in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs on the Bloomington campus. The purpose of this Fellowship is to improve public management in the United States, the recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Recipients must be nominated in a brief letter by a SPEA faculty member who instructed the student in the required MPA core course or in a core course in the Public Management concentration. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement according to the student's performance in public management courses undertaken at SPEA Bloomington during the first year of graduate study.
- Second-year masters students with declared concentration in Public Management at O'Neill IUB
- Recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents
- Must be nominated in a brief letter by a O'Neill faculty member who instructed the student in the required MPA core course or in a core course in the Public Management concentration
- Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement according to the student's performance in public management courses undertaken at O'Neill School Bloomington during the first year of graduate study
This fellowship, funded by friends and family of McDavid was established to honor the memory of O'Neill graduate Eileen McDavid.
- Second-year Master of Public Affairs (MPA) students (in the upcoming academic year)
- Factors such as academic achievement and personal need may also be used as criteria
This award supports O'Neill graduate students majoring in public finance administration.
- O'Neill graduate student
- United States citizen
- Public finance administration concentration
- Preference given to students expressing a high degree of interest in pursuing a career in the public sector
Established by the family of Ambassador Frowick in honor of his exemplary service as a foreign diplomat, efforts to promote democracy in Eastern Europe, and dedication and commitment to making a difference in the world.
- Graduate student born in the Midwestern states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota
- Full-time MPA student with a concentration in Policy Analysis or International Development
- Minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
- Working part time to help pay for their education. Must attach documentation to provide proof of employment. A check stub or official letter from student's employer will be required.
- Preference is given to a student who is not affiliated with a national Greek fraternity or sorority organization
- Preference given to a student who has demonstrated an interest and inclination in serving in some capacity in the Foreign Service
- The family requests that the recipient recognizes the international political endeavors and contributions of Robert H. Frowick by familiarizing themselves with his life's achievements through writings, speeches, and other documentation on file.