The Craig Newmark Veterans Scholarship Fund increases access to a McCourt School education for active-duty servicemen and women, veterans, and military-connected students, and deepens the impact they have in public policy. 

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With generous support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the McCourt School of Public Policy will award new scholarships of $20,000 each, to veterans, active-duty, reserve, and/or military-connected students enrolled in our full-time or part-time graduate programs in academic year 2024-2025

In addition to the financial award, Newmark Scholars have the opportunity to work with Craig Newmark Philanthropies to amplify their work and participate in networking activities. Please note the scholarship award applies only toward students’ tuition expenses for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Read about the 2023-24 Newmark Scholars here.

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Eligibility and Application Process

All U.S. domestic applicants to full-time and part-time degree programs who identify as U.S. veterans, active-duty, reserve and/or military-connected are eligible for consideration by submitting a Newmark Scholar application by Thursday, February 14, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET. Select applicants will be invited to interview with McCourt School faculty and staff in March 2024, with finalists notified in mid-March.

Questions? Please contact McCourt School Director of Strategic Initiatives Leslie Evertz.

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About Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Craig Newmark Philanthropies was created by craigslist founder Craig Newmark to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement. It works to advance grassroots organizations that are getting stuff done in areas that include trustworthy journalism & the information ecosystem, voter protection, gender diversity in technology, and veterans & military families. For more information, please visit:

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