Robertson School of Government Scholarships & Grants

The Robertson School of Government (RSG) also offers several graduate school financing options and scholarships, including scholarships for public service and governmental professionals.

Most students are concerned with how to pay for graduate school, so Regent offers both need-based and merit-based scholarships and grants for graduate students in the government sector. Some come directly from the RSG budget while others have been provided by the generosity of donors and friends of the university.

For additional information or questions on paying for continuing education in public service and administration, please contact Bonnie Kingsbery at 757.352.4556 or govadmissions@regent.edu.

Incoming Students

The following are the scholarships and grants offered by RSG:

Trustee Scholarship $10,500 for the year
The Trustee Scholarship recognizes academic excellence by providing a maximum award of $10,500 for RSG coursework during an academic year. The scholarship award will be disbursed in equal amounts over three academic semesters. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount of the award. Students enrolled less than full-time will receive half of the award and if enrolled less than half-time the award will not pay. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.9 GPA or better in their RSG coursework to remain eligible for this award. If the minimum GPA is maintained after one year, this award will automatically renew for one additional year.

Full-time: Fall/Spring Semester—9 hours; Summer Semester—6 hours.
Part-time: Fall/Spring Semester—6 hours; Summer Semester—3 hours.

Dean's Scholarship $5,700 for the year
The Deans Scholarship recognizes academic excellence by providing a maximum award of $5,700 for RSG coursework during an academic year. The scholarship award will be disbursed in equal amounts over three academic semesters. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount of the award. Students enrolled less than full-time will receive half of the award and if enrolled less than half-time the award will not pay. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.8 GPA or better in their RSG coursework to remain eligible for this award. If the minimum GPA is maintained after one year, this award will automatically renew for one additional year.

Full-time: Fall/Spring Semester—9 hours; Summer Semester—6 hours. Part-time: Fall/Spring Semester—6 hours; Summer Semester—3 hours.

Merit Scholarship $2,400 for the year
The Merit Scholarship recognizes academic excellence by providing a maximum award of $2,400 for RSG coursework during an academic year. The scholarship award will be disbursed in equal amounts over three academic semesters. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount of the award. Students enrolled less than full-time will receive half of the award and if enrolled less than half-time the award will not pay. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.7 GPA or better in their RSG coursework to remain eligible for this award. If the minimum GPA is maintained after one year, this award will automatically renew for one additional year.

Full-time: Fall/Spring Semester—9 hours; Summer Semester—6 hours. Part-time: Fall/Spring Semester—6 hours; Summer Semester—3 hours.

Government/Non-Profit/Public Policy Employee Grant $750 for the year
The Government Employee Grant provides a maximum award of $750.00 for the year based on full-time enrollment. The scholarship award will be disbursed in equal amounts over three academic semesters. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount of the award. Students enrolled less than full-time will receive half of the award and if enrolled less than half-time the award will not pay. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA or better in their RSG coursework to remain eligible for this award. If the minimum GPA is maintained after one year, this award will automatically renew. This award also requires student maintains full-time employment in a local, state, or federal governmental or a qualifying non-profit/public policy organization to maintain this award.

Full-time: Fall/Spring Semester—9 hours; Summer Semester—6 hours.

Regent University Undergraduate Alumni Discount Up to $500 per semester
Qualified College of Arts & Sciences alums ready to pursue their Regent graduate degree can enjoy special scholarships and other benefits—available exclusively to Regent undergraduates. Learn how you can receive a $500 scholarship each semester as well as other benefits. Learn more.

Military Grant

  • 25% tuition remission per year for those serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, whether active duty, reserves or National Guard
  • Spouses: 25% tuition remission per year for the spouses of those serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, whether active duty, reserves or National Guard
  • Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to remain eligible

Endowed Scholarships
The Robertson School of Government offers a variety of endowed scholarships. Many of these awards have specific award criteria. All incoming and current students are considered for these awards. No application is necessary for consideration.