The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Pedro "Doc" Sanchez Professional Scholarship for employees of the Government of Guam intending to enroll in the upcoming 2024 Fanuchånan (Fall) Semester.

Established in 1988 under Public Law 19-45, the “Doc Sanchez” scholarship program has been instrumental in helping Government of Guam employees pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees in public administration and related fields.

The scholarship honors Pedro "Doc" Sanchez, a distinguished educator, historian, and public administrator who ardently advocated for the advancement of an educated government workforce.

For this cycle, eight total scholarships are available: four scholarships for undergraduate students and four scholarships for graduate students.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024, at the SBPA Dean’s Office or online at

Scholarship applicants are required to submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A typewritten essay
  • A letter of recommendation signed by a government, education, or community leader, preferably from someone who has direct knowledge of an applicant’s work and academic capabilities as an employee within GovGuam
  •  A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor or director of a department or agency
  •  Transcripts
  • Verification of Employment

For more information, contact Iris Lapid at (671) 735-2502 or email [email protected].