Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy is now accepting applications for the Young Steward of Public Policy scholarship program. This distinctive program provides the opportunity for Arizona high school seniors to earn a scholarship award and be published in both The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen newspapers. The first place award recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship to ASU; the second place award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to ASU.
The sponsors of the Young Steward program are Salt River Project, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Arizona Public Service, The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen.
The scholarship is designed to challenge Arizona high school seniors to think about public policy issues in Arizona and to promote the concept of "stewardship" public leadership committed to doing what is best for Arizona and its residents, regardless of political philosophy or personal gain.
Young Steward of Public Policy awards will be based on an essay about a public issue of critical importance to Arizona. Essays must analyze a public issue affecting the state and include specific recommendations for Arizona policymakers on how the issue should be addressed.
To apply, visit www.morrisoninstitute.org and click on "Public Policy Scholarship" or call (602) 496-0900 to request an application. The application deadline is March 31, 2008.
Award recipients must attend Arizona State University.
This special program was established by Elaine and Richard Morrison of Gilbert, Arizona to commemorate the impact of Morrison Institute's more than 20 years of public service and policy research. Essays by prior award recipients can be viewed at www.morrisoninstitute.org.
Morrison Institute for Public Policy is an Arizona State University resource for objective public policy research and analysis. A part of the School of Public Affairs in the College of Public Programs, Morrison Institute brings university scholarship and public policy development together for the benefit of Arizonans.