Jacques Avent Scholarship through the National Forum for Black Public Administrators - Central Arizona Chapter
The National Forum for Black Public Administrators Central Arizona Chapter (NFBPA-CAC) is committed to strengthening the positions of blacks within the field of public administration; increasing the number of blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations; and grooming and preparing younger, aspiring administrators for senior level management posts.
The NFBPA-CAC established the Jacques Avent Scholarship Fund for future Black public administrators in honor of Jacques Avent, one of the NFBPA’s original founders. He was the first African American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the City of Phoenix, Arizona. Through his trailblazing efforts, he was instrumental in promoting and increasing the number of African Americans in executive and middle management positions throughout the city. More importantly, Jacques served as a mentor and confidant to many NFBPA-CAC members and other city employees.
- African-American descent.
- Attending a university in Arizona.
- Undergraduate student (with at least 48 credit hours completed) OR a Graduate student (with at least 6 credits completed)
GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Enrolled in one of these degree programs: Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science, and Urban and Metropolitan Studies.
- Committed to pursuing a career in Public Administration. Applicants will be asked to explain this commitment in a supplemental essay question.
Note: Recipients of the award will be required to attend CAC chapter events, including the Marks of Excellence Dinner in the fall (date to be determined).