Inaugural Ethics Academy Scholarships Awarded
The FAU School of Public Administration and the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy held their annual scholarship luncheon in mid-March. At the meeting, six FAU students received the inaugural Collins Scholarships ($1,000 to each student), based upon an essay submission that describes their interest in public service and the connections they see with Governor Collins’s career.
Advisory Board members Merrett Stierheim (attending by phone) and Edith Hall Friedheim participated in the event. Ms. Friedheim was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the national Public Affairs and Administration Honor Society.
2020 Scholarship Recipients
John Miklos Scholarship for Public Administration: MOSHE MACHLEV
The Miklos endowment was established in 1977 by FAU professor and lawyer, John Miklos, and was further endowed by contributions from his friends and associates among Florida city managers. It was designed to provide tuition, fees or books for full-time graduate students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program (MPA). The John Miklos Scholarship is reserved for an excellent and fully matriculated FAU SPA MPA student in good standing, with at least a 3.2 overall grade point average.
Jane Thompson Scholarship for Public Administration: BRIDGET LANE & ALYSSA WINSTON
The Thompson endowment was established jointly by the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County and the FAU Foundation in memory of Jane Thompson. The award is given to an FAU School of Public Administration (SPA) graduate student in Public Administration who exemplifies Jane
Thompson’s outstanding personal and academic qualities. It is given in order to promote careers in the public service. The Thompson Award is reserved for one excellent FAU SPA Master of Public Administration graduate student, or students in good standing pursuing an advanced degree in Public Administration. Other required qualities are intellectual honesty, courage of convictions, maturity of judgment, sense of humor, excellent communications skills, and a career objective in the public sector.
R.B. Johnson Scholarship for Public Administration: CRYSTAL ROYE
The Colonel & Mrs. Robert B. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund was designed to provide tuition, fees or books for an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the School of Public Administration. It is reserved for a fully matriculated FAU SPA student in good standing, with at least a 3.2 overall GPA and 15 credit hours completed.
Rosalyn Carter Book Scholarship for Public Administration: ANDREA RAMOS & KAREN SWEETING
The Rosalyn Carter Book Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 to provide funding for books for graduate students in the field of Public Administration. Dr. Rosalyn Carter served as the Dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry for more than twenty years.
Khi and Xuan Thai Scholarship for Public Administration: KA-KEI NG & GORGIN MANSOURIAN
The Khi and Xuan Thai Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 to provide scholarship funding for graduate students in the field of Public Administration. Dr. Khi Thai served as the director of the School of Public Administration for many years.
LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy Scholarships: PATRICIO COICOU, SEAN CONKLIN, MAYLEE DEJESUS, SAYD HUSSAIN, MOSHE MACHLEV, AND CRYSTAL ROYE
The LCPEA academic scholarships were established in 2020 and are for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the School of Public Administration and who have an interest in ethical and informed public leadership.