The National Forum for Black Public Administrators Houston Chapter is committed to recognizing excellence in scholastic and professional achievement. This scholarship honors the memory of Ulysses "Uly" G. Ford, III, who was a long-standing member, and extraordinary public administrator, and is designed to attract individuals who truly demonstrate commitment to professional excellence, humanitarian efforts, mentorship, and community service. The scholarship is intended to be awarded annually, towards professional development, secondary education and/or training in any field that provides a public service. Annual scholarship award and amounts will depend upon the availability of the endowment through the donations to the Chapter and eligibility of candidates. Individual grant awards will not exceed $1,500.00.