March 18, 2011
Heller to Offer Scholarships to StartingBloc Fellows
Three StartingBloc Social Justice Scholarships will be available to fellows accepted into the MBA or MPP Programs.
The Heller School at Brandeis University and StartingBloc have collaborated to establish the StartingBloc Social Justice Scholarship. The Scholarship will be formally announced at StartingBloc's Boston-area Institute in March this year and will provide up to 3 half-scholarships (50% tuition remission scholarships) to StartingBloc Fellows valued at almost $.5M over a five year period.
The Scholarship is applicable to the MBA in Nonprofit Management degree specializing in corporate social responsibility and the Master of Public Policy degree which provides cutting edge analytic tools for research and analysis.
The Heller School is committed to providing the education and the tools that social entrepreneurs and change agents need to help them build a just and sustainable world. The fit between the missions of the two organizations became obvious after representatives of both Heller and StartingBloc met at an AmeriCorps event in San Francisco last year and shared stories.
StartingBloc Fellows are already on fire with their commitment to change the world and as the Heller representative stated, "We don't light the fire in our students, we fan the flames. They arrive in search of more tools to accomplish the mission they have already set for themselves."
The Heller School is committed to national service as a strategy and is already the school of choice for many Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, City Year, and Teach for America alumni working in concert with change agents from over 50 countries. Over 20% of this year's domestic cohort hail from national service programs.
"National service programs and leadership programs such as StartingBloc prepare their participants to succeed in every aspect of work and life so it is no surprise that they do so well in graduate school too," added Tom Broussard, Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Services at Heller. See the Heller School Admissions Web site for more information.