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Scholarships and Funding

DICE Fellowship

The DICE Office at Heinz College offers a DICE fellowship for an applicant who is committing to working on advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice. The DICE fellow receives a 50%-to-100%-tuition scholarship for the duration of their master’s program at Heinz College. In addition to the scholarship, the DICE fellow will work with our office as an RA. This would typically require working 7-10 hours per week (earning $17/ hour), during the fall and spring semesters. In doing so, the DICE fellow would be eligible to earn $4,000-$6,000 per academic year.

Dean's Diversity Fellowship

Heinz College awards up to five full-tuition scholarships to students who exemplify a strong commitment to the improvement of race-related issues in the United States. Recipients can also apply for a research assistantship or other part-time work opportunities to earn $5,000-$6,000 per academic year to help with non-tuition expenses. Preference will be given to (i) students who have been admitted to the MSPPM program, (ii) students who have demonstrated commitment to working on race-related issues based on affiliation with relevant organizations or work in a relevant field, (iii) students with a major/minor in gender studies/theory, (iv) graduates of HBCU’s and HSI’s, (v) students who are first in their family to attend graduate school, and/or (vi) students for whom English is their second language. 

Pittsburgh Regional Leaders Scholarships

Heinz College offers a limited number of Regional Leaders Scholarships to incoming full- and part-time students who have a demonstrated a commitment to the Pittsburgh community. If you are interested in a Regional Leaders Scholarship, we require that an individual who can testify to your commitment to and impact on the Pittsburgh community writes at least one of your recommendations for admission.

Stephen M. Laudable Community Fellowship

Up to three awarded per year to receive $1,500 per semester during their second year of classes for work done to promote awareness of policy issues related to the Heinz College community. The awards are limited to MSPPM students who choose a career that contributes to the economy and environment of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods.

Tribal Affairs Fellowship

Heinz College awards multiple scholarships ranging from one-half tuition to full tuition to students committed to promoting the advancement of the American Indian population and tribal affairs. Recipients can also apply for a research assistantship or other part-time work opportunities to earn $5,000-$6,000 per academic year to help with non-tuition expenses.

David Lingren Fellowship for Social Innovation

Recipients of the David Lingren Fellowship for Technology and Society receive an additional $2,000-per-semester tuition scholarship and work with the Block Center for Technology and Society staff and affiliated faculty as a Research Assistant. The Lingren Fellow’s work with the Block Center will be co-designed to help apply technology-informed solutions to societal issues—particularly related to education and the future of work. The Fellow will have ample opportunity to work with partners across campus and externally as part of their role with the Block Center. If time allows, the Block Center may help the Fellow propose a systems capstone project related to a Block Center focus area or building on an affiliated faculty member’s work, designed to provide the client with policy or programmatic recommendations.

In addition to the $2,000/semester tuition scholarship, the Lingren Fellow will earn their work-study award ($5,000 per academic year) for their work with the Block Center.

After the Fellow’s first year, they will meet with staff to assess progress and second-year goals to confirm the continuation of the Fellowship into a second year.

For more information about scholarships and fellowships, please reach out to David Eber

Heinz College also partners with many organizations to provide financial support to these organizations’ members. See the full list of strategic partnerships.

Deliberative Discourse Fellowship

Each year, Heinz College awards an additional $2,000-per-semester scholarship to the Deliberative Discourse Fellow, who will be an incoming student who exemplifies a strong commitment to fostering spaces that encourage diverse opinions and perspectives, while working towards reducing polarization. The recipient will work with Heinz College's DICE Office on the Deliberative Discourse Initiative and can earn $4,000-$6,000 per academic year to help with their non-tuition expenses. Preference will be given to (i) students who have been admitted to a full-time master's program at Heinz College and/or (ii) students who have demonstrated commitment to working on issues related to deliberative discourse; fostering space that facilitates diverse conversations and perspectives; and/or reduction of polarization in organizations/college campuses.

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