The new Commonwealth Policy Fellowship program at the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy will award grants of $10,000 each to ten incoming students in the one-year Master of Public Policy program.
The fellowships will recognize students for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership potential.
"The MPP provides an intensive preparation for students interested in public service careers," said Alasdair Roberts, director of the School of Public Policy. "These fellowships make the one-year program even more affordable." For in-state students, the fellowship grant will reduce total tution costs by almost half; for out-of-state students, it will reduce the cost by more than a quarter.
Priority for the Commonwealth Policy Fellowships will be given to students who apply by March 22.
• The Commonwealth Policy Fellowship is not open to students who have tuition and fee waivers through assistantships.