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CHCI AND CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY PARTNER TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO LATINX LEADERS

CHCI AND CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY PARTNER TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO LATINX LEADERS

Qualified CHCI alumni will receive scholarships that cover a minimum of 30% of tuition per semester when enrolling in Heinz College’s master’s programs.

Washington D.C. – January 25, 2019. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy have partnered to award scholarships to CHCI alumni pursuing master’s degrees at Heinz College. This unique opportunity provides emerging Latinx leaders with the financial support they need to access education that will advance them in their path towards careers in Public Policy and STEM.

Through the CHCI-Carnegie Mellon University partnership, qualified CHCI alumni will receive scholarships that cover a minimum of 30% of tuition per semester when enrolling in Heinz College’s master’s programs. The nationally acclaimed programs provide students with the analytics, technology, and policy skills necessary to solve complex societal problems in an increasingly connected world.

“We recruit top young minds from around the world and prepare them to be problem-solvers in all levels of government, as well as consulting firms, think tanks, non-profits, and other organizations that serve the public interest. Students who are drawn toward leadership programs like CHCI have the passion and drive to succeed at CMU, and in turn we can give them the skills they need to have meaningful impact in the world,” said Gladys Perez-Sriprasert, Director of Public Policy and Management programs at Heinz College. “We have a culture here that promotes equity, justice, and inclusive innovation, and fundamental to that is a student body  that is richly diverse in backgrounds and perspectives. It’s a priority for us to do all we can to ensure that talented students like CHCI alumni have access to our master’s degree programs, and that includes removing financial barriers.”

“We are proud to partner with Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the education and skills they need to thrive in a world where policy and technology are inextricably intertwined,” said Domenika Lynch, President and CEO of CHCI. “Through this partnership we continue to advance our mission to increase access and diversity in the nation’s Capital and beyond. CHCI is grateful to Carnegie Mellon University for their support in furthering the education of CHCI Alumni. We look forward to a continued partnership as we develop the next generation of Latino leaders.”

For partnership inquiries, please contact Janet Arias-Martinez, Director of Community Engagement, at jarias@chci.org.

ABOUT CHCI

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. The nonprofit was established in 1978, by three Hispanic Members of Congress to ensure a diverse and inclusive leadership pipeline and is comprised of Hispanic/Latino Members of Congress, nonprofit leaders, and corporate executives guiding the Institution’s mission forward. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, and R2L NextGen program. For more information or to get involved, visit CHCI.org and follow @CHCI on social media.

ABOUT HEINZ COLLEGE

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education. For more information, please visit www.heinz.cmu.edu.