Congressional Hunger Center Fellowship Program

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a strategic partner of Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College. The partnership has been created in order to provide opportunities for graduate level education to current and past fellows of the CHC’s Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows programs.

As a strategic partner, alumni of the CHC's Fellowship Programs who are enrolling as full-time or part-time students in a Heinz College master’s program will receive a scholarship of 50% of tuition per semester.

As part of the partnership program, Heinz College will award the Strategic Partners Scholarship to incoming students admitted and enrolled in Heinz College who meet the eligibility criteria. Each tuition reduction scholarship award will be made by Heinz College at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary), and the student to whom the tuition reduction scholarship has been provided will receive a tuition reduction of at least 50% per semester enrolled. To be considered for this scholarship award, an eligible applicant should indicate his or her involvement with the CHC on her or his application for admission.

Each academic year, a maximum of five (5) CHC-affiliated students admitted and enrolled in Heinz College’s master’s programs’ incoming class for that academic year may be awarded the Strategic Partners Scholarship.

The scholarship program has been established as part of Heinz College’s commitment to promoting innovative decision-making and diverse perspectives in leadership across the public, non-profit and private sectors, similar to the mission of The Congressional Hunger Center.

The Congressional Hunger Center is a nonprofit anti-hunger training organization. The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a year-long leadership development program that trains emerging leaders in the fight against hunger in the U.S. The Bill Emerson Fellows are a living tribute to the late Rep. Bill Emerson, who devoted his energies to assisting the poor. The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program matches emerging leaders with effective international organizations that address the root causes of hunger around the world. The program is a memorial to the late Rep. Mickey Leland who led the fight against hunger in the U.S. Congress, and lost his life in Ethiopia on a famine relief mission.


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The partnership program is designed for students who have completed the CHC's Fellowship Programs and who successfully completed their bachelor’s degree.

To learn more about the Heinz College or the Congressional Hunger Center partnership, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions at or 412-268-3347, or complete a brief prospective student profile.