The University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs AmeriCorps Alums Higher Ed Scholarship is to be award to one AmeriCorps alumni each year who must be accepted to SPA’s Accelerated MPA program, given they meet eligibility requirements for the Higher Ed Partnership Program. Those eligible are AmeriCorps alums who have successfully completed at least one year of service. The scholarship will provide a 25% tuition scholarship (approximately $5,350) toward the Accelerated MPA program tuition. The award will be based on financial need and academic merit. The applicant should submit a general essay along with the scholarship application. The essay should be 1-2 pages and it should describe the applicant’s experience with AmeriCorps and how that experience relates to their professional goals and the Accelerated MPA program.