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Dr. Bernard H. Ross Public Administration Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Bernard H. Ross Public Administration Scholarship Fund in recognition of Dr Ross’ thirty-eight years of scholarly service. This scholarship will recognize the important impact that Dr. Ross’ teaching, research and publication have had on the field of public administration and public policy and on graduate education at American University.

$2000 will be offered to an American University full or part-time student who is pursuing a MPA or MPP. The Ross Scholar must show strong academic achievement at the undergraduate level, a record of community service, and maintain a 3.2 GPA to renew the scholarship. By March 1 each year, Advisers in the Department of Public Administration and Graduate Admissions staff will nominate eligible students. The Dean will make his/her selection by March 15.

Dr. Ross has distinguished himself as a scholar and teacher in the areas of public policy and management. His most recent published works include Urban Politics (with Myron Levine) and How Washington Works: An Executive's Guide to Government (with Neil Kerwin and Lee Fritschler.) Additionally, Professor Ross published in journals such as Public Risk, Management Review, and The Urban Interest. Professor Ross is a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow, member of the American Society for Public Administration and a recipient of the School of Public Affairs' Award for Outstanding Teaching. Most noteworthy is Dr. Ross’ reputation with his current and former students. “Dr. Ross was my favorite professor during my college years”, one alumnus remarked, “and any success that I experienced was at least partially due to his influence in my life”.

2010-2011 Awardee

Jeremy L. Furrer
Hometown: South Yarmouth, MA
Class of 2011

Jeremy is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration with concentrations in state and local management, public management, and justice, law, and society. He graduated summa cum laude from Western New England College with a BA in political science and a minor in English. Currently, Jeremy is employed in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. After graduating, Jeremy hopes to continue pursuing his passion for public service and utilize his degree to further his participation in government.