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Public Service Management


The Public Service Management Program offers students three forms of financial assistance: tuition assistance, research fellowships, and paid internships. Also, our staff and faculty can advise you on opportunities available from other organizations. Visit the Financial Aid Office for other options. 

Financial Assistance Offered by the PSM Program

Tuition Assistance
PSM Students may receive tuition assistance based on need, academic standing, commitment to public service, accomplishments, and other considerations.

Research Fellowships
Students may apply to the PSM Research Program and, if selected, receive a $5,000 stipend for a one-year commitment as a research assistant.

Paid Internships
PSM students are required to complete a 400-hour internship in a government agency or non-profit organization. Students receive stipends of $3,000 and three graduate credits. Students who complete their internship in Washington, DC also receive free housing. Aside from the required internship, students may receive stipends for part-time, non-credit internships. See the PSM Internships page for more details.

Other Financial Resources and CCNY Student Services

The following links will inform you about the extensive financial and non-financial resources available to you as a CCNY student. You have access to a variety of services that will help you finance your education, achieve academic success, care for your health and safety, develop yourself professionally, advance your career, and make full use of the CCNY campus.  

Graduate Student Financial Aid Resources

More Financial Resources for Students

CCNY Student Services

More Student Services

Local and National Fellowships

Below is a sample of local and national fellowship opportunities. PSM students have received several of them. The PSM staff is available to help you with your application. Click on the fellowship name for more information regarding the application process. PSM students are also encouraged to search databases at the following links for other opportunities: NASPAA,, Columbia University, Cornell University,, FastWeb, Nationally Coveted, Federal Student Aid, New York State Financial Aid.

Due Date
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Financial support for new Americans who are either naturalized citizens or have a green card. Students must either be enrolled in a graduate program or be an undergraduate senior.
Presidential Management Fellows
Provides graduates with federal work. May apply during last year of graduate study or within two years of getting an advanced degree.
NYC Urban Fellows
A nine-month fellowship involving work with New York City government. PSM graduates must have earned a BA within the last two-years.
Colin Powell Fellowship
Graduate students get one-year scholarships and leadership opportunities
Empire State Fellowship
A full-time, post-graduate leadership program for careers in New York State Government.
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
For graduates interested in budget and fiscal policy. Fellows spend two years working on domestic policy issues in state government agencies and think tanks. Apply in second year.
Rangel Scholarships, Howard University Program
Supports graduate students pursuing degrees in public service.