Graduate Students in the US Public University System Named 2022 Presidential Management Scholarship Finalists

CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia., February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — American public university system (APUS) today announced that three Master’s students from American military university (UMA) and American public university (APU) were appointed Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Class of 2022 finalists. Since 2011, more than 60 APUS alumni have achieved this status in the highly competitive and prestigious government scholarship program.

“APUS always strives to provide students with a high quality, accessible and affordable education to reach their greatest potential. For this reason, we are honored and proud to have three current students as finalists for the 2022 Presidential Management Scholarship,” said APUS Provost Dr. Vernon C. Smith. “These exemplary students are shining examples for all of our students as they prepare to become tomorrow’s leaders and effect positive change, whether in government, public service or the private sector.”

This year, the Presidential Management Fellowship selected only 1,100 finalists from more than 8,000 applications. This year’s pool represents nearly 100 different academic disciplines at nearly 300 academic institutions around the world, and 8% are veterans.

The APUS 2022 finalists are (with study programs included):

  • James MitchellMaster of Arts in National Security Studies, AMU
  • Emma SalinasMaster of Science in Environmental Policy Management, APU
  • Ruta Young, Masters of Business Administration, APU

Administered by the United States Office of Personnel Management, the two-year paid fellowship program selects highly qualified candidates to train future leaders in government. An estimated 8,000 applicants have applied each year since its inception in 1977. The PMF program has placed fellows in 50 government agencies in roles that help them become strategic thinker problem solvers. Fellows also benefit from numerous training opportunities.

Past APUS finalists went on to earn scholarships to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ). Each candidate will receive ongoing mentorship and support through APUS Career Services.

About the American Public University System
American public university system, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time winner of the OLC Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through of American Military University, the premier provider of higher education to U.S. military and veterans* and American Public University. More than 114,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS’ accessible and relevant curriculum and flexible online delivery model. APUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI). For more information, visit

*Based on Department of Defense FY 2019 tuition assistance and Veterans Administration student enrollment data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.

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