MacArthur School of Leadership

Catherine T. MacArthur Scholarship Fund

Adult students enrolled in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership will benefit from two scholarship programs funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The scholarship programs honor Mrs. MacArthur on what would have been her 100th birthday.

Who is eligible?

Catherine T. MacArthur Scholarship 

New students who are about to enter the undergraduate Organizational Management (ORM) or graduate Leadership degree programs at PBA and who, without additional financial assistance, might not attend college as an adult learner. Applications must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

First Responder Scholarship

Available to full-time employees of Fire and Rescue, Police and emergency medical technicians (EMT) who are enrolled in PBA’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management or Master of Science in Leadership (limited funding available, open to freshmen only). 

How much will students receive from the scholarship fund?

Catherine T. MacArthur Scholarship

  • A total $1,300 scholarship with half provided for first semester and half for second semester
  • Students must successfully complete their first semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to have the second half of the scholarship applied to their second semester
  • ORM student recipients must take on a full-time course load of 12 credit hours for each of the two semesters the award is granted
  • LDR student recipients must take six credit hours for each of the two semesters the award is granted
  • Scholarships are offered one-time only per student and are non-renewable

First Responder Scholarship

  • A limited number of $2,500 scholarships 
  • First Responders enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management or Master of Science in Leadership degree program (Incoming full-time students).

How are the scholarships awarded?

  • Academic merit
  • Potential for future achievement
  • To be determined through the application/essay process

Financial Need

  • A FAFSA must be completed as part of the application process.

How do I apply?

Catherine T. MacArthur Scholarship

Download a PDF of the application or talk with an admissions counselor in West Palm Beach or Wellington.

First Responder Scholarship

Download a PDF of the application or call (561) 803-2122


General Scholarship Information