Roosevelt Scholars

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ROOSEVELT SCHOLARS CONTACT
For more information about the Roosevelt Scholars Act, please contact:
Margot Conrad
Government Affairs Manager
Partnership for Public Service
(202) 775-9111
mconrad@ourpublicservice.org

 

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ROOSEVELT SCHOLARS IN THE NEWS
Roosevelt Scholars has received significant attention from the media. To view statements of support and articles about Roosevelt Scholars, please click on the links below.
Partnership Statement (House)
Partnership Statement (Senate)
Voinovich-Gillibrand Statement
Price-Castle Statement
Gillibrand: Boost Education, Help the Economy
Glen Falls Post-Star
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Federal News Today - Roosevelt Scholars Act
News Channel 8
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ROTC for Civilian Service
The Washington Post
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Federal Diary: Luring Top Young Talent to Public Service
The Washington Post
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A Degree in Service: Roosevelt Scholar's Act
The Collegian
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Obama's Cybersecurity Challenge
Congressional Quarterly
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Roosevelt Scholarship Would Offer Students Funding in Exchange for Public Service Commitment
The New Service
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Request your support for the Roosevelt Scholars Act of 2009
CTOvision.com
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Tuition Paid for Service
USA Today
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A Scholarship and an Incentive
The Washington Post
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Graduate-Level Scholarships Aim at 'Mission-Critical' Jobs
The Washington Post
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New Bill Would Provide Grad Student Scholarships for Service
Government Executive
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FedBlog: More Scholarships!
Government Executive
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The Roosevelt Scholars Act: Round Two
Young Government Leaders
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Group Proposes Scholarships to Fill Mission-Critical Jobs
Government Executive
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Roosevelt Scholarships Would Help Fill Mission-Critical Positions
Federal Computer Week
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New Bill will Provide Incentives for Recent Grads
The East Carolinian
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Roosevelt Scholars

The Partnership is pleased to announce that Senators George Voinovich (R-OH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced the bipartisan Roosevelt Scholars Act of 2009. The legislation would create a civilian ROTC program by offering scholarships in mission-critical fields including science, engineering, public health, information technology, foreign languages and law, in exchange for a federal service commitment.

More than 140 leaders of colleges and universities, nonprofits, associations and good government organizations have signed a letter of support, which is circulating on Capitol Hill. More than a thousand individuals have signed an online petition.

Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Michael Castle (R-DE) introduced the Roosevelt Scholars Act in the House on July 31, 2009.

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What is the Roosevelt Scholars Act?

The Roosevelt Scholars Act would create a scholarship program to fund education in mission-critical fields in exchange for a federal service commitment. The Act would establish a small foundation to administer the scholarships (tuition and living expenses) of up to $60,000 per year, for a maximum of five years, for students to complete a degree in high-skill, high-need fields including engineering, information technology, foreign languages and public health. In return, these scholars would commit to three to five years of service in a federal government agency. The model is similar to the military's ROTC program, which has proven to be an outstanding source of new talent for our nation's armed forces.

The Roosevelt Scholars program would incentivize more of the talented young people our government needs to enter the federal civil service. The program is necessary because our federal government faces an unprecedented workforce crisis as experienced workers begin to retire and the pipeline of talent available to replace them continues to thin. Ultimately, the Roosevelt Scholars program would help restore prestige to federal service by raising awareness about federal opportunities and rebranding the government as a place where the best and brightest go to make a difference.

H.R. 3150 PDF
S. 2789 PDF

What organizations have expressed support for the Roosevelt Scholars Act?

Support for the Roosevelt Scholars Act is growing every day! Many college and university presidents and nonprofit and association leaders have signed on to letters of support to Reps. Price and Castle and Sens. Voinovich and Gillibrand. If your organization would like to add its name to our master letter, please contact Margot Conrad at mconrad@ourpublicservice.org.

Letter of Support from Colleges, Universities and Organizations for Representatives Price and Castle
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Letter of Support from Colleges, Universities and Organizations for Senators Voinovich and Gillibrand
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Letter of Support from Former Federal Executives (House)
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Letter of Support from Former Federal Executives (Senate)
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List of Colleges, Universities and Organizations that Support the Roosevelt Scholars Act
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What can you do to help?

If you would like to show your support for this program, please call, email, or write a letter to your Senators or Representative.

U.S. Capitol Switchboard
(202) 224-3121

U.S. House of Representatives
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U.S. Senate
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Sample letter of support for students »

Sample general letter of support »

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The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

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