Master's Level Scholarships
The Altman Endowed Health Policy and Management Scholarship
This partial scholarship was created by Dr. Altman’s family, friends, colleagues and students to honor Dr. Stuart Altman, the Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy. It is awarded to a master’s student in the aging or health concentration, and honors the life and work of Stuart Altman by supporting students whose career goals include making a difference in the field of health policy, health care management or aging policy management. The ideal candidate will be an MBA or MPP student.
Ellen (Ellie) Hassenfeld Block
The Ellen Block award (partial scholarship) is given to one U.S. student from rural, economically disadvantaged areas such as the Mississippi Delta area or Appalachia, who is planning on returning to that area to work in community-based organizations focused on anti-poverty work. The ideal candidate will be an MA or MBA student concentrating in children, youth, and family or sustainable development. This scholarship represents a generous gift from Ellie Block.
Jack Teigh and Abby Blume Brown, PhD ’72 Scholarship Endowment
Abby Blume Brown, PhD ’72 created this partial scholarship endowment in 1999. The intent of the scholarship is to support minority women who are planning management or service careers in community-based, human services organizations. The ideal candidate will be an MBA or MPP student concentrating in children, youth and families, health care, aging, or sustainable development.
Judith Burstein Cohen ’54 Legacy Scholarship
Created to honor Judith Cohen’s 70th birthday, the preference is to provide financial support to non-domestic females applying to the MA in Sustainable International Development.
Edward Dreyer Endowed Scholarship
The Edward Dreyer Endowed Scholarship was created in 2003 and is offered to a Heller MBA student who is devoting his/her career to nonprofit management.
The Feldman Foundation Endowed Fellowship
Established in 1998 by Moses Feldman ’62, the Feldman Fellowship supports an MS or MA-SID student who is interested in environmental conservation and/or population planning.
The Frieze scholarship provides partial tuition assistance to a domestic minority student. The ideal candidate will be an MA, MBA, MPP, or MS student from an inner city neighborhood.
Phillip and Lenora Goltz Memorial Endowed Fellowship
This fellowship was established in 2003 by Adam Sheer ’92 and his family in memory and honor to his grandparents and is awarded to a Heller student pursuing an MBA in nonprofit management.
I. Bruce Gordon Scholarship
The I. Bruce Gordon partial scholarship is awarded to outstanding Heller graduate students who will be concentrating in health policy or children, youth and family policy and contemplating a career in either of these fields. The scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from Dr. I. Bruce Gordon. The ideal candidate will be an MPP student.
Jake Jagoda Endowed Fellowship
This partial scholarship was made possible through a generous gift from the parents of Jake Jagoda, lost at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Jake was an avid fisherman and so students interested in water resources are encouraged to apply, especially MA-SID students.
Mary Jagoda Endowed Fellowship
This partial scholarship in memory of Mary Jagoda ’05, who died while an undergraduate at Brandeis, was made possible through a generous gift from her parents. Women who attended Brandeis as undergraduates are encouraged to apply.
Arthur and Belle Lind Family Endowed Student Aid Fund
Established by Bernard ’63 and Sonja Lind in 2007, this fund is awarded annually to a Brandeis undergraduate or Heller graduate student with preference to a student from Africa, preferably from the Republic of Ghana, or from one of the Eastern Caribbean States, preferably from the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Charles, PhD ’78 and Fran Rodgers Endowed Scholarship
The Rodgers Endowed Scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from Charles, PhD ’78 and Fran Rodgers. This partial scholarship is available for any Heller student enrolled in a full-time degree program. International candidates are encouraged to apply.
Alan B. Slifka Scholarship in Coexistence and Conflict Resolution
This partial tuition award was created in order to follow the mission of the Heller School. The Alan B. Slifka Scholarship is awarded to a mid-career professional committed to peace building and conflict resolution, based on work experience, statement of purpose and career goals. The ideal candidate will be a Coexistence student with strong international experience.
The Nancy and Edward Stavis ’52 Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Stavis Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in Heller’s MBA in Nonprofit management degree program.
The Heller School will provide a $10,000 scholarship for each year of AmeriCorps service (up to two years) and will match the AmeriCorps Educational award (currently $5,350) for any AmeriCorps Alum enrolled in a full-time degree program. Additionally, one or more full-tuition scholarships may be offered to AmeriCorps Alums enrolled in the MBA and MPP programs. The application fee will be waived for all AmeriCorps alumni.
Brandeis Graduate Award
Alumni of Brandeis University receive an automatic $10,000 scholarship award upon acceptance to the Heller School.
Brandeis National Committee (North Shore Illinois) Endowed Scholarship for Social Justice
The BNC partial scholarship is awarded to a Brandeis graduate whose concern for social justice is paramount in their studies and previous work experience. The ideal candidate will be an MBA or MPP student concentrating in children, youth, and families, health care, aging or sustainable development. This partial scholarship was established through the generous donations of Brandeis National Committee members in the North Shore of Illinois.
City Year Scholarship
Each City Year alum who is accepted into our programs will receive a guaranteed $10,000 Service Scholarship through the Heller/City Year Give a Year National Service program. We will also match your Segal Education Award for up to two years of service, regardless of whether or not you’ve used it.The application fee will be waived for all City Year alumni.
Funded by multiple donors upon the occasion of the visit of the Dalai Lama to Brandeis in 1998, this fellowship is to be awarded annually to two students (preferably from China and Tibet) to promote peaceful coexistence.
Graduate Scholarship in Poverty Alleviation and Community Development - Southern Africa
The Poverty and Development (P&D) Scholarship for the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development will be awarded to an early– to mid-career development planner committed to poverty alleviation and community development within the region of Southern Africa. The competition is open to nationals of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Graduate Scholarship in Poverty Alleviation and Community Development - INDIA
The Poverty and Development (P&D) Scholarship for the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development will be awarded to an early– to mid-career development planner committed to poverty alleviation and community development within India. The competition is open to Indian nationals only.
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF SIR FAZLE HASAN ABED for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development In Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development Scholarship for the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development will be awarded to an early- to mid-career development practitioner within BRAC. The BRAC Scholar will join SID graduate students from over 45 countries for an interdisciplinary study of development and project management emphasizing poverty reduction, gender equality, human rights and biodiversity conservation. This competition is open to all BRAC staff worldwide.
Graduate Scholarship in Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Communities in the Greater Mississippi Delta
The Delta Community Development Scholarship is open to residents of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois, or candidates with demonstrated commitment to the development of the Delta Region. Graduates of historically Black Colleges and Universities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an MA or MS student.
Heller Social Policy Award
This partial scholarship award was created in order to exemplify the values of the Heller School. The scholarship amount is determined by an applicant’s prior work experience, statement of purpose, and career goals. The ideal candidate will be an MPP student.
International Health Policy and Management Scholarship
The IHPM scholarship will be awarded to an early- to mid-level career development professional with a demonstrated commitment to effective health policy and management. Women, and candidates with experience in health policy, service delivery or education-related work with poor and vulnerable populations, are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an international MS student.
International Peace and Dialogue Scholarship
The partial tuition International Peace and Dialogue Scholarship is awarded to a promising young professional committed to international peace and dialogue, based on work experience, statement of purpose and career goals. The ideal candidate will be a Coexistence student with strong international experience.
The NGF 2005 Endowed Scholarship
The NGF partial scholarship is for any Heller student focused on social justice. An interest in the Jewish community is preferred but not required.
PEACE CORPS SCHOLARSHIPS
The Heller School offers several funding opportunities to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Application fees are automatically waived for all RPCV applicants.
The Heller School is a Paul D Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly a Peace Corps Fellows/USA partner school.) All Fellows receive $10,000 in tuition remission for each year of full-time enrollment in their selected program. All fellows are required to complete an internship in an underserved American community. RPCV applicants who are planning to work internationally during their internship/field placement are not eligible for the Coverdell Fellowship. They will be considered for the Heller Peace Corps Scholarship.
Additionally, the Heller School will award one full-tuition scholarship annually to an RPCV entering the MS in International Health Policy and Management program. All RPCV applicants are required to submit a copy of their Description of Service (DOS) as proof of their Peace Corps experience. The DOS may be submitted within the electronic application for admission.
Peace and Development Scholarship
The Peace and Development Scholarship is a partial tuition awarded given to an applicant committed to peace and development. The ideal candidate will be a student with strong international experience in the dual degree program in Sustainable International Development and Coexistence and Conflict.
Peace and Social Justice Scholarship
The partial tuition scholarship amount is determined by an applicant’s commitment to peace and social justice, based on their work experience, statement of purpose, and career goals. The ideal candidate will be a Coexistence student with strong international experience.
Public Policy and International Affairs Alumnae Scholarship (PPIA)
Alumnae of the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The concentration and focus of research is open.
Shared Societies Scholarship
This may be a full or partial scholarship.
The Shared Societies Scholarship will be awarded to an early to mid-career professional living in the Arab world whose work focuses on religious, ethnic and cultural coexistence. The competition is open to nationals of the following territories: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Three 50% tuition remission scholarships per year for StartingBloc Fellows who have completed their fellowship. This scholarship is for MBA or MPP students.
Women for Peace Scholarship
The Women for Peace Scholarship is a partial tuition award given to a woman from an economically disadvantaged area (or developing country) who has made significant contributions towards building peace in her home country. The ideal candidate will be a female Coexistence student with strong international experience.
Young Government Leaders Scholarships
The Heller School offers four 60% scholarships per year to YGL members. Two scholarships will be awarded for the MBA in Nonprofit Management and two scholarships for the MPP program.
YOUNG nonprofit professionals network
The Heller School offers one full tuition scholarship to a YNPN member who is admitted to the MBA program.