Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College and The Congressional Hunger Center have created a partnership 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.
Heinz College will award the fellowship to CHC Fellows and alumni who are entering the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management degree programs. Eligible students will receive at least $6,000 per semester, and most students will receive more.
The scholarship 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.
The program is designed for to CHC Fellows and alumni who have been admitted to the MSPPM and MSHCPM programs.
The MSPPM and MSHCPM programs do not have formal prerequisites for admission. However, because the curriculum is highly quantitative, prospective students should take at least one college-level course in statistics, economics and in pre-calculus. A prospective student who has not taken this coursework may be required as a condition to his or her acceptance into the MSPPM or MSHCPM programs to attend a summer program at the Heinz College (approximately four weeks in duration) prior to the start of the programs. There is currently no tuition charge to attend this summer program.
Prospective students will apply to the MSPPM or the MSHCPM program via the Heinz College online application system. To apply, prospective students must take the GRE (or GMAT), complete an application form, and submit transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and a resume. Students can apply on-line for free. Students are granted admission on the basis of academic achievement, performance on the GRE, experience in the proposed field of study, leadership experience, fit of their goals with the program, and recommendations that indicate they are capable of excelling in a rigorous master’s program. No single factor guarantees or prevents admission; all factors are weighed in the process.
To learn more about the Heinz College or the Congressional Hunger Center partnership, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions at email@example.com or 412-268-3347, or complete a brief prospective student profile.