Financial Assistance

H. Woods Bowman Fellowship

Dr. H. Woods Bowman was a regular and renowned faculty instructor in ELPNO, teaching our unit in nonprofit financial management and contributing vitally to our discussions of nonprofit governance and ethics.

He was a very special part of our program, a man who mobilized his unique combination of academic excellence and research, and real world experience as a nonprofit executive and public official, to enlighten all of us to the subtleties and practicalities of responsible financial management of nonprofit organizations.  Graduates of ELPNO will benefit from his wisdom for years to come. Dr. Bowman tragically lost his life in an automobile accident in summer 2015.

To honor Dr. Bowman’s legacy, a fellowship has been established in his name.  Each year 1 fellowship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to an outstanding candidate who meets the following criteria:

  • Advocates for the nonprofit sector (as well as his/her own organization and/or field).
  • Applies research and best practices in their work.
  • Demonstrates a clear commitment to ethical practice
  • Is committed to lifelong learning and professional development.
  • Meets ELPNO criteria for admission.

To apply for the H. Woods Bowman Fellowship, please complete the ELPNO 2018 application and check the box indicating your interest in the fellowship.  In addition to the standard ELPNO application, prospective Woods Bowman Fellows must submit a brief description (1 page max) of how they meet the criteria for this important designation.  All interested applicants must apply by November 17, 2017 for full consideration.


Georgia State University Alumni Support

As an original and long-time ELPNO partner, the Andrew Young School’s Public Management and Policy Department, home to GSU’s Nonprofit Studies and Social Work Programs, is pleased to be able to support a portion of the cost attendance for selected alumni.

Tuition abatement (in the range of $500 – $1,000) will be awarded to selected outstanding candidates. Criteria include:

  1. Has worked 3-5 years in the nonprofit sector
  2. Is a Georgia State University Graduate – bachelors or masters
  3. Is a past student member of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (American Humanics) *preferred, not required
  4. Meets ELPNO requirements for admission

To apply for Georgia State University’s Alumni Support, please complete the ELPNO 2018 application and check the box indicating your interest in the GSU Alumni Support. In addition to the standard ELPNO application, prospective awardees must submit a brief description (1 page max) of how they meet the criteria for this generous support.