The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

National Service Scholarships

At Heller, our students are driven by their missions and passion for social justice and service. One in five of our American students has a background in national service: Peace Corps, AmeriCorps State and National, City Year, Teach for America, AmeriCorps Vista, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps).

AmeriCorps Scholarships

The Heller School is pleased to offer guaranteed partial-tuition scholarships of at least 50% to AmeriCorps alumni admitted to one of the following Heller Degree Programs: 

  • MPP Master of Public Policy
  • Social Impact MBA
  • MBA/MPP Dual Degree
  • MA in Sustainable International Development (SID)
  • MBA/SID Dual Degree
  • MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (COEX)
  • MBA/COEX Dual Degree
  • SID/COEX Dual Degree
  • MS in Global Health Policy and Management (GHPM)
  • MBA/GHPM Dual Degree
  • SID/GHPM Dual Degree
Heller AmeriCorps scholarships exceed the match provided through the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Match Program. The application fee will be waived for all AmeriCorps alumni.

City Year Scholarships

The Heller School is pleased to offer guaranteed partial-tuition scholarships of at least 50% to City Year alumni admitted to one of our master’s degree programs.  The application fee will be waived for all City Year alumni.

Commonwealth Corps Scholarships

The Heller School is pleased to offer guaranteed partial-tuition scholarships of at least 50% to Commonwealth Corps alumni admitted to one of the following Heller Degree Programs:

  • MPP Master of Public Policy
  • Social Impact MBA
  • MBA/MPP Dual Degree
  • MA in Sustainable International Development (SID)
  • MBA/SID Dual Degree
  • MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (COEX)
  • MBA/COEX Dual Degree
  • SID/COEX Dual Degree
  • MS in Global Health Policy and Management (GHPM)
  • MBA/GHPM Dual Degree
  • SID/GHPM Dual Degree
The application fee will be waived for all Commonwealth Corps alumni.

Peace Corps Scholarships

All Returning Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) admitted to Heller's master's degree programs receive a guaranteed 50% tuition scholarship for each semester enrolled as an in-residence student.   

New for Fall 2019  - Five RPCVs admitted to Heller for the Fall 2019 term will receive a 100% tuition scholarship for each semester enrolled as an in-residence student. One new student in each master's degree program will receive this award:

  • MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence
  • MA in Sustainable International Development
  • MS in Global Health Policy and Management
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Social Impact MBA

Learn more about our RPCV scholarships! 

Meet a few of our service alumni: 

Max Brodsky, MBA'20

AmeriCorps*VISTA

“I took a service year with AmeriCorps*VISTA and ended up being placed at Brandeis to help oversee programs that work with low-income community centers here in Waltham. Serving with VISTA is something I found to be incredibly important. I was able to fine-tune more of what I hope to be as a leader.” 

Elizabeth Nguyen, MBA/MA SID'20

Peace Corps

"There's a huge Peace Corps community here [at Heller]. If you walk anywhere on campus, you'll notice everyone is either Peace Corps or AmeriCorps or City Year, which is a really nice community to have. The fact that we are service driven is obvious in every classroom and I really love that part about Heller. "
Joel Pugh

Joel Pugh, MBA'20

AmeriCorps

“I did two terms of AmeriCorps, and I absolutely loved it. It completely changed my life,” says Pugh. “It was my first job, and I got to meet people who were different from me, which was a big deal having growing up in this very rural, shut-off part of the country. It taught me about myself, about other people, about intersectionality. That experience instilled a sense of social justice in me.”

A woman and a child gnawing sugarcane

The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

In Heller Magazine, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers share their passion for service, why they chose Heller and their lifelong bond.