CAU Graduate Students Recognized by National Forum for Black Public Administrators


ATLANTA, GA –April 10, 2019 Clark Atlanta University today announced that the School of Arts and Sciences Department of Public Administration has been recognized for outstanding work at a Call for Papers Presentation held at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Conference held April 3-7 in Orlando, Florida. CAU students Alexis Monteiro and Brandon Harris each won the CIGNA Healthcare scholarship, valued at $5,000 each.

The NFBPA Scholarship program is designed to recognize African-American or minority students who are currently enrolled full-time at a college or university with at least one academic semester remaining after May 2019, who exemplify outstanding scholarship, and leadership, particularly as related to public service. NFBPA supports over 12 college students each year, with annual scholarships totaling more than $45 thousand dollars through partnerships with corporate supporters, public sector organizations and individual contributors.

“I am extremely proud of the extensive research these students compiled and their confident and composed presentations,” said Dr. Henry Elonge, Chair of Public Administration. This marks the second consecutive win for CAU; last year, Desmond Kemp also won a $5,000.00 scholarship.

Clark Atlanta University is one of several prestigious hosts of the annual NFBPA Executive Leadership Institute held every December on campus. It is during this event that the graduate students meet attendees and learn about possible scholarships.

For more information, please contact Dr. Henry Elonge at


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Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access to academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit