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Awards from the Bryce Harlow Foundation

Bryce Harlow Foundation Scholarship Program

“2012-2013 Bryce Harlow Fellowship

Since 1985, the Bryce Harlow Foundation has awarded fellowships to highly motivated graduate students who are pursuing a career in professional advocacy through public affairs, government relations or lobbying. The award includes $6,000 for tuition assistance and various networking and mentorship opportunities. The application is now available online at:

Applicants must submit a completed application to Dr. Robert Briggs in the School of Public Affairs by April 6, 2012. For more information, email

Please visit the Foundation's website for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Bryce Harlow Ethics and Lobbying Workshop Essay Contest

Every year CCPS and the Bryce Harlow Foundation jointly sponsor the Bryce Harlow Workshop on Ethics and Lobbying. In conjunction with this course, students are required to write a paper about the topic of ethics in lobbying. Students taking the workshop are encouraged to submit their papers for the workshop essay contest, which features a $250 prize for the best essay. The award winner is also honored at the SPA Awards Ceremony.

AU students wishing to take the workshop and enter the essay contest can register for the workshop like any other AU course online. Non-AU students interested in the workshop should contact the CCPS office.

The 2010 Bryce Harlow winner was Sarah Heidt (MA 2012).

Read Sarah's winning paper


Please visit the Foundation's website to see the work of past winners.