McCourt Advisory Board Member David Fogel’s (F’93, L’97, MBA’97) gift will provide select McCourt School students with tuition assistance and a research internship at the American Enterprise Institute.
The McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the creation of the Fogel Scholarship, made possible by generous support from triple Hoya and McCourt School Advisory Board member David Fogel (F’93, L’97, MBA’97), a serial entrepreneur, senior business executive and former U.S. government official.
Two incoming McCourt School students will be awarded an annual tuition scholarship of up to $25,000 and, supported in partnership with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a semester-long research internship with a $3,000 stipend. Fogel Scholarship recipients will be matched, based on shared interests across policy areas, for internships with select scholars, economists, political scientists and foreign policy specialists at AEI, one of the nation’s leading think tanks.
“I am pleased to support Dean Cancian’s commitment to foster diversity of thought at the McCourt School, which I believe is a cornerstone of any successful effort to educate tomorrow’s public policy leaders,” said Fogel, who, as an undergraduate, enjoyed “the invaluable experience” of working at AEI as an intern for former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Georgetown Professor Jeane Kirkpatrick.
“AEI is pleased to partner with the McCourt School,” said President of AEI and McCourt Advisory Board member Robert Doar. “Our organizations share a commitment to training future policy leaders, and we are thrilled that the Fogel Scholarship program will enable AEI and the McCourt School to work together on this goal.”
Together, Fogel Scholarship recipients and AEI research faculty will engage in rigorous policy research on a variety of topics, including economics, health care, poverty studies, foreign and defense policy, education, politics and public opinion, and society and culture. “The Fogel Scholarship will prepare students to have an impact on the most important public policy issues of our day and create new opportunities to engage in the competition of ideas that is foundational to our democracy,” said Doar.
“The McCourt School is grateful to David for his generous philanthropy, which will help us to expand opportunities for our students to engage across the political spectrum and advance our aspiration to become the most inclusive public policy school in the nation,” said McCourt School Dean Maria Cancian.