Strategic Scholarship Partnerships

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Payne International Development Fellowship Program

The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements. The Payne Fellowship provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. For more information, visit paynefellows.org.

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows

Yale University and the Peace Corps have announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program that will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). All program Fellows will complete internships in underserved American communities while they complete their studies, allowing them to bring home and expand upon the skills they learned as volunteers. Fellows selected for the program will receive a $5,000/year scholarship in addition to any need-based financial aid they receive. For more information, please visit the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows website for Yale F&ES.

Posse Foundation

Yale F&ES has a deep commitment attracting a student body that embodies diverse perspectives, backgrounds and interests. The Posse Foundation is one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth development programs in the US. Yale F&ES will offer one full-tuition scholarship a year to the top incoming Posse Scholar enrolling in a F&ES Masters program. Current or former Posse Scholars entering the Master of Environmental Management, Master of Forestry, Master of Environmental Science, and Master of Forest Science programs are eligible. To find out more, please click here.
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