The Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program has the aim to offer financial assistance to students with financial need who are enrolled in graduate programs in public affairs, public service or public administration and who need support so as to be able to continue their education.
They are aware of how high the educational expenses are, so they want to somehow help people who struggle with them.
The annual award, as well as the number of students who will receive it, is determined each year by the selection committee and it can be used for tuition costs, books, and other educational expenses
The Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program Committee has determined some eligibility requirements that each applicant has to meet so that he/she is accepted as a possible scholarship winner.
The future applicants should go through these requirements and apply only if they meet them all.
He/she has to be a Texas Resident who is able to prove the financial need.
Plus, he/she has to be enrolled as a graduate student in public affairs, public service or public administration with the intention to work in Texas after completing their graduate studies.
Last, but not least, he/she needs to be registered for Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement.
When it comes to the eligibility of the institutions, you need to know that only in-state – Texas colleges or universities may participate in the program and only public or private, non-profit colleges or universities may participate in the program.
How to Apply
The Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program has the application process determined by the scholarship committee, so the Deans of colleges of public affairs, public service, and public administration, at eligible colleges or universities, may submit applications for two students per year to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
If the student meets all the above-mentioned criteria and really deserves the award, he/she will be selected by a committee at the THECB.
It is very important to know that the applications submitted by Deans are due to the THECB by February 20th.