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Washington D.C. – February 26, 2019. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy (USC Price) have partnered to award scholarships to emerging Latinx leaders pursuing master’s degrees at USC Price. This unique opportunity provides CHCI alumni access to education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical public policy issues facing society today.

Through the partnership, qualified CHCI alumni will receive merit-based scholarships of $10,000 and a waived application fee when applying to USC Price’s two-year master’s programs starting in Fall of 2020. The nationally acclaimed programs provide students with cross-disciplinary skills to tackle modern challenges such as sustainability, health care, immigration, infrastructure, urban development, social policy, affordable housing, and governance. The applicants will also be considered for additional merit-based aid based on strength of application for admission.

“This important partnership with CHCI underscores the Price School’s commitment to supporting diversity in scholarship,” said Dean Jack H. Knott of the USC Price School. “We are pleased to take a leadership role with CHCI in educating the Latinx leaders of tomorrow.”

“CHCI is proud to partner with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy to provide our alumni top ranking educational opportunities which prepare them to lead in an increasingly competitive world,” said Domenika Lynch, CHCI President and CEO. “Now more than ever, it is imperative that CHCI partner with institutions like USC committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable world where all young people can thrive.”

For partnership inquiries, please contact Janet Arias-Martinez, Director of Community Engagement, at

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 and follow @CHCI on social media.

About USC Price

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy has defined excellence and innovation in public affairs education since 1929. Ranked 2nd nationwide among 282 schools of public affairs, the Price School is dedicated to teaching and research that advances society through better governance and institutional leadership, sustainable urban development, and more effective social and health care policy. Its graduates shape our world as leaders in government, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector. Through a time-honored commitment to public service, a legacy of strong connections to professional leaders, and a world-renowned research portfolio, the mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad.