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David Gould Scholarship Program

SICA is now accepting nominations for the 2022 David Gould Scholarship. David Gould Scholarship offers talented graduate students in the fields of public administration, public policy, or international development some support to facilitate their participation in the ASPA annual conference. This Scholarship is named in honor of David Gould who was an active SICA member and long-time professor of public administration at the University of Pittsburgh. He was among those killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, December 21, 1988.

Each year one or two students receive a nominal stipend to attend the ASPA annual conference and SICA’s Riggs Symposium. For the 2022 ASPA annual conference, the stipend will help students defray registration costs. The 2021 winners were Zeeshan Noor and Renzo de la Agüero

In order to nominate a graduate student for a Gould Scholarship, please send a letter of nomination by a faculty member and the student’s CV to Dr. Charlene M. L. Roach at

The Gould Committee for 2022:

  • Chair: Charlene M. L. Roach, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Renzo de la Riva Aguero, University of Indiana at Bloomington, US. (2021 Awardee)
  • Brittany Keegan, Virginia Commonwealth University, US (2017 Awardee).
  • Zeeshan Noor, Indiana University-Purdue University, US (2021 Awardee)

The deadline for sending nominations is December 1, 2021. The winner/s will be announced in January 2022 and recognized at the SICA Business Meeting at the 2022 ASPA Annual Conference

2020 Winners:

  • Ricardo Bello-Gomez
  • Shahrin Upoma

2019 Winner:

  • Cristina Stanica

2018 Winner:

  • Shilpa Viswanath

2017 Winners:

  • Rashmi V. Chordiya
  • Mehmet Akif Demircioglu
  • Suparna Dutta
  • Brittany Keegan

2013 Winners:

  • Gretha Burchard
  • Aaida Mamuji
  • Candice Ruiz

2009 Winner:

  • Kim Moloney

*We are in the process of updating SICA’s history and will add winners from prior years shortly