National Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) is making available four scholarships that will be awarded during its 46th annual conference. All scholarships will be issued during the Awards Ceremony that will be held on March 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. All scholarship winners should plan to attend the Awards Ceremony to accept the award.

Scholarship Awards:

Civil Rights Essay Award (High School Students only)
Write a 500 word narrative essay which describes at least two Black Lives Matter investigations
conducted by former United States Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tyrone Baines Essay Award (Undergraduate/Graduate Students only)
Write a 1,000 word narrative essay on the promulgation "A Majority of the Popular Vote vs. the
Highest Number of Electoral College Votes: The Constitutional Requirement and an Analysis of Its
Impact on Democracy.

COMPA recognizes, by making these scholarships available, the value of nurturing and engaging
students in order to ensure a bright future for the public administration profession.
The Civil Rights Essay Awards will be granted to two high school students in the amount of $500
per student.

The Tyrone Baines Essay Awards will be granted to two undergraduate/graduate student
scholarships. The first place best essay winner will receive a scholarship of $1,000 and $800 will be
awarded to the second place winner.


Submission and Timeline
To be eligible for consideration, email your application and essay by Monday, February 13,
2017 to Dr. Kristie Roberts-Lewis at The COMPA Scholarship
Committee will review all submissions. The scholarship winners will be notified by Monday,
February 24, 2017.