If you intend to apply for the Nonprofit Professional Merit Scholarship, which is a matching scholarship, you will also need to apply for outside funding from either your employer, a foundation, or a scholarship fund. The Nonprofit Professional Merit Scholarship will match the outside funding up to a maximum 25% of your tuition for the MA in Nonprofit Management degree program.
When you apply for outside funding you will need to write a persuasive application to receive financial support for your education. The best way to do this is to prepare a case statement, as nonprofit organizations do when they apply to funding sources. In this instance, you will write a case statement that presents yourself and your graduate educations aspirations.
Click here for guidance on how to write your case statement. It provides you a method and tips for writing an effective request for financial support.