Graduate Scholarships

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Fairleigh Dickinson University and its School of Public and Global Affairs offer three scholarship opportunities. The scholarships coincided with the launch of the School of Public and Global Affairs (SPGA). Inquiries should be directed to MPA@fdu.edu or GlobalAffairs@fdu.edu.

Orefice Family Graduate Scholarship

The Orefice Family Graduate Scholarship supports students pursuing the Master of Public Administration (MPA) through its program of project-based learning. The scholarship supports the part-time studies of up to eight students for up to two years.

The Scholarship honors FDU alumnus James Orefice and his family. Mr. Orefice was awarded the MA in political science in 1992. “Graduate school,” he says, “helped me anticipate trends and make business decisions. It taught me to think and solve problems.” He spent a career in the high-pressure world of commodities trading, but Mr. Orefice strongly supports students who choose a career in public service. “Anytime you can join a non-profit or public organization you have the chance to turn a negative world into a positive one. Giving back to the community turns a zero-sum world into pro-sum world,” says Orefice.

Applicants for the scholarship should have a bachelor degree and meet other requirements for admission to the MPA program. Applicants will be judged on their potential for advancement in their career and their financial need. Students must maintain a B average to receive the yearly renewal.

Ellen Chapman and Michael Moss Scholarship in Public Affairs

The Ellen Chapman and Michael Moss Scholarship in Public Affairs supports students pursuing the Master of Public Administration (MPA) through its program of project-based learning. The scholarship supports an ambitious and industrious student in the project-based MPA for up to two years.

The Scholarship honors FDU Alumnus Michael Moss and his spouse, Ellen Chapman. Moss was awarded the BS from FDU in 1975. For 30 years, they engaged in international trade, often in unstable areas of the world.  Ellen was responsible for the oversight of all operations in the USA. Michael is an invited lecturer at a number of organizations including the United States Naval War College, the United States Naval Academy, various U.S. Special Forces Groups and SEAL Teams, as well as federal law enforcement agencies, federal intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Applicants for the Scholarship must have at least a bachelor’s degree and meet other requirements for admission to the project-based MPA. Applicants will be judged on their potential for advancement in their career and their financial need.

Elizabeth and Mark A. Meyer Scholarship

This scholarship honors FDU alumnus Mark A. Meyer who over many years helped transform post-communist Romania and Moldova into market economies. He was awarded Romania’s National Order of Merit in 2004, and Moldova’s highest civilian decoration, the Medal of Civic Merit, in 2006.

The Elizabeth and Mark A. Meyer Scholarship supports annually the part-time studies of up to two students for up to two years. All student all encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to employees of the Embassies of Romania and the Republic of Moldova to the United States, their respective Missions to the United Nations, and the Consulate General of Romania in New York, who enroll in FDU’s Master of Arts in Global Affairs.

Applicants for the scholarship should have at least a bachelor’s degree and meet other requirements for admission to the graduate program. Students must maintain a B average to receive the yearly renewal.