Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships and Fellowships are awarded based on merit. Except for the Irving B. Harris Fellowship, which covers 100 percent of tuition plus a stipend, Scholarship and Fellowship amounts vary depending upon the qualifications of the student. The average offer is 25 percent of tuition costs for two years.

To be considered for a scholarship or fellowship, applicants need only mark the appropriate box on the application for admission; no separate application materials are required. The following scholarships and fellowships are available:

DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to applicants based on merit and strength of application, regardless of policy interest.

CHINA-US SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who has demonstrated a strong interest in China-US relations, either in business or governmental relations. The applicant must have substantial work experience in a relevant policy area with an organization that is committed to China-US relations.

URBAN POLICY SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who has demonstrated a strong interest in urban policy. The applicant must have substantial work experience in a relevant urban policy initiative or organization.

MUNICIPAL FINANCE SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who has demonstrated a strong interest in municipal finance. The recipient will be expected to complete the Certificate on Municipal Finance.

POLICY ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who has demonstrated a strong interest/background in the politics of the policymaking process.

UCHICAGO CAREERS IN PUBLIC AND SOCIAL SERVICE (UCIPSS) SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who has received an undergraduate degree from UChicago and was a participating member of the UCIPSS Scholars Program. Recipient is expected to participate and engage in activities supporting the UCIPSS Program.

PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who has served in a key administrative position with a public service organization, including the Peace Corps, Teach for America and others.

AMERICORPS SCHOLARHIP MATCH

Harris will match in full the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for students enrolling in a Master's program at Harris.

PUBLIC POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (PPIA) PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who was an active scholar in the PPIA Program and has demonstrated a strong interest in addressing policy issues facing U.S. minority and under-represented populations.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who possesses a background in environmental science or energy and demonstrates a strong interest in addressing energy and environmental policy issues. Preference given to MSESP Degree applicants.

COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC POLICY SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an MSCAPP applicant that demonstrates a strong interest/background in addressing policy issues using the skill sets developed through the CAPP program.

CULTURAL POLICY SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a dedication to addressing policy issues that affect the arts, humanities and cultural heritage.

KNOLL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a strong interest/background in international affairs, defense policy or federal education policy.

IRVING B. HARRIS FELLOWSHIP
Covers 100% of tuition, plus living stipend.
Awarded to top applicants, based on merit and strength of application. Preference given to applicants who demonstrate a strong interest/background in child and family policy areas. Recipients are expected to engage in activities that support the Harris School and community.

ALUMNI FELLOWSHIP
All applicants are eligible. Recipients are expected to participate in Alumni Council events and initiatives.