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Scholarships for All Degree Programs

Presidio Graduate School believes students are making a great investment in their personal and professional development and the future of our world. PGS strives to make our programs affordable and your dreams attainable. All new and returning students interested in being considered for one of our scholarships must fill out a yearly FAFSA application. Please see specific scholarship requirements listed below. Additional scholarships may also be found through third-party online search sites.

Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit in parallel with the admissions deadlines. Priority is given to full-time students and is on a first come basis.

All new and returning students interested in being considered for a PGS scholarship for the upcoming semester must have completed the FAFSA application and the PGS Scholarship Inquiry Form before the final scholarship deadline.

The Enlight Scholars

We are pleased to collaborate with the Enlight Foundation to provide this scholarship that will help us to educate world-class leaders prepared to change the world, and advance the emerging field of sustainable management. This scholarship has a preference for international degree candidates with a focus on those that are pursuing their MPA or MPA/MBA dual degree.

Board of Directors Distinguished Scholarship

The Board of Directors Distinguished Scholarship is for students whose personal talents distinguish them within the pool of admitted applicants. 

Board of Directors Diversity Scholarship

The Board of Directors Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students whose diverse life experiences and contributions to diverse groups distinguish them within the pool of admitted applicants. 

Presidio Leadership Scholar Award

The Presidio Leadership Scholar Award is presented to a select number of newly admitted students based on an essay of 500 words or less that describes the applicant’s strong alignment with the mission of the school, leadership potential, and work and volunteer experience. 

Ray C. Anderson Foundation "Industrial Revolutionaries" Scholarship

Established by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, up to four outstanding incoming students will be named “Industrial Revolutionaries,” whose bold ideas and passion for sustainability are worthy of Ray Anderson’s legacy and who, through their Capstone experience, will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to achieve extraordinary impact in redesigning enterprise for social good. 

Richard M. Gray Scholarship

Richard M. Gray founder of Presidio Graduate School is honored through this scholarship. The school will award scholarships to selected continuing degree students. The scholarships will be awarded to those students who win a faculty-judged one to two-page proposal for a sustainable product or service which the winners may, or may not, seek to develop during their academic work in a Presidio program. 

Rose C. Stone Foundation Information

The Rose C. Stone Fund of the Rotary International Foundation provides the funding of Rose C. Stone Scholarships for students enrolled at Presidio Graduate School who demonstrate their commitment as social entrepreneurs to peace, social justice, and sustainable management in the service of people and the planet. Rose Stone was a businesswoman, but more than that she was a social entrepreneur. Her passion was support for the rejected offspring of Vietnamese women and American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Her purpose was not personal gain but social service, toward a world of peace and conflict resolution.

Huey D. Johnson Scholarship

Established by the Fred Gellert Family Foundation, the Huey D. Johnson scholarship provides tuition support to students showing promise in environmental policy and business management, and will be awarded at the discretion of the President. The scholarship honors the legendary California environmentalist Huey Johnson, founder and president of the Resource Renewal Institute, former president of the Nature Conservancy and, from 1976-1982, Secretary of Resources for the State of California. 

Invoking the Pause Scholarship

Launched in Spring 2013, the Invoking the Pause (ITP) Scholarship Fund is made possible by the generous support of Maggie Kaplan. Maggie Kaplan is the Executive Director of Invoking the Pause, an environmental grants program designed to advance public awareness and engagement about climate change issues.

Sustainability Blogger Scholarship

Are you a frequent blogger about sustainability and more specifically, one of Presidio Graduate Schools academic focus areas? 

Bhakti Chai Scholarship for Emerging Female Leaders

The Bhakti Chai Scholarship for Emerging Female Leaders provides tuition assistance for entrepreneurial female applicants with interest in the sustainable/organic foods industry and/or sustainable entrepreneurship. 

Graduate Community Service Merit Scholarship

In keeping with the school’s mission to educate the next generation of business and policy leaders in the sustainability field, Presidio will award Graduate Community Service Merit Scholarships on a competitive basis to a limited number of incoming MPA and Dual Degree students who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in community service activities in either paid or volunteer positions. 


External Scholarships


LA Tutors $500 Innovation Scholarship

Showcase your creativity in a new exciting way to make a positive impact – whether it's setting a world record to raise money for cancer research or becoming an activist for a worthy cause. Currently enrolled students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent) should submit an essay describing their innovative project and provide supporting documentation (e.g. website, news article, letter of recommendation, etc.). All submissions are due by 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.


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Questions regarding Presidio scholarships should be directed to our admissions team.