MPA Scholarships

The MPA faculty select the recipient for the following scholarships with primary consideration given to the intent of the donor and student performance. New and continuing MPA students are eligible for the one-time awards. Please contact Dr. Jerry Stevenson for more information.

Henry Alexander Scholarship (often called the Arkansas City Management Association Scholarship) is awarded each fall by the ACMA at its annual meeting. Preference is given for MPA students interested in urban government, especially city management. The scholarship is named after the UA faculty member who began the first MPA program in the State of Arkansas.

Cy and Betta Carney Scholarship is named after two strong patrons of professional public management in Arkansas. Their son, Cy Carney, is a former City Manager of Little Rock and their daughter, Julann, is a 1994 graduate of UA Little Rock’s MPA Program.

Carmine and Rose Iannacone Endowed Student Award is in honor of their son, Carl J. Iannacone, who passed away in 2013. Carl was a 1999 UA Little Rock MPA graduate and a highly innovative, experienced and effective manager at UAMS where he served as the Director of Distribution Services. Carl also taught American National Government at UA Little Rock as an adjunct faculty member and he was a strong supporter of UA Little Rock’s MPA Program.

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