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The McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to invite applicants for the 2024-25 Fogel Scholarship. Made possible by generous support from triple Hoya and McCourt School Advisory Board member David Fogel (F’93, L’97, MBA’97), the Scholarship provides one incoming student enrolled in McCourt School graduate programs with financial support toward the completion of their graduate education, alongside with opportunities to engage in rigorous policy research at one of the nation’s leading think tanks. 

Fogel Scholarship recipients receive an annual tuition scholarship of up to $25,000 toward one of the McCourt School’s four graduate programs (MPP, MS-DSPP, MPM, MIDP), and a fall 2024 research internship with $3,000 stipend to engage on pressing policy questions with select scholars, economists, political scientists and foreign policy specialists at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Once selected, Fogel Scholarship recipients will be matched with AEI Research Faculty for a semester-long internship in Fall 2024. Matching will be conducted based on students’ alignment with research needs and areas of interest across policy areas that include economics, health care, poverty studies, foreign and defense policy, education, politics and public opinion, society and culture. The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in their belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

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Interested applicants should submit a brief application here by February 19, 2024, for consideration for the 2024-25 Fogel Scholarship. Applicants are asked to submit a resume or CV and describe their area of policy interest and how they intend to use their McCourt School education and internship with the American Enterprise Institute to advance it.

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  • Eligible applicants include all prospective students admitted to one of the McCourt School’s graduate programs (MPP, MS-DSPP, MPM, and MIDP) for the academic year (AY) 2024-25. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.
  • Awarded students will receive annual scholarships of up to $25,000, for the length of their McCourt academic program.
  • Fogel Scholarship recipients will be matched to semester-long internships in Fall 2024 with AEI Research Faculty, receiving a $3,000 stipend.
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Skills Requirement

Strong candidates will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and experience with the US public policy process and government institutions.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, relevant to projects such as compiling literature reviews, retrieving and analyzing data, and assisting with data-visualization.
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Technical software skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and preference for familiarity with Stata, R, and/or Python.
  • Interest in learning from and contributing to an intellectually stimulating environment, rich with critical thinking, scholarship, and lively debate, offered by the American Enterprise Institute.
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