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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute O’Neill Fellowship Award provides opportunity for CHCI alumni

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute O’Neill Fellowship Award provides an opportunity for CHCI alumni

CHCI Announces CHCI alumni receive application fee waiver, reduced tuition, thanks to new program

Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2023) –  The Indiana University Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute are proud to announce a partnership that provides CHCI alumni an opportunity to pursue a graduate education with one of the nation’s premier schools of public affairs.

Through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute O’Neill Fellowship Award, qualified CHCI alumni are eligible to receive an application fee waiver, and admitted students are awarded a 50% tuition reduction toward their program of choice.

“A master’s degree from the O’Neill School provides both the knowledge and real-world know-how to allow leaders to excel and make a difference,” said O’Neill School Dean Siân Mooney. “This partnership creates a new pathway for CHCI alumni to earn a graduate degree and build upon O’Neill’s goal to lead for the greater good.”

The O’Neill School offers top-ranked curriculum areas and the No. 1 Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program in the nation with graduate programs that include:

“Thanks to this partnership with the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, CHCI alumni now have greater access to one of the top academic institutions for public affairs,” said Marco A. Davis, President and CEO of CHCI. “We look forward to seeing our alumni continue to build and grow on everything they learned throughout the CHCI program at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities.”

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute O’Neill Fellowship Award recipients must meet O’Neill School admissions requirements, including strong academic performance, a demonstrated commitment to service, and a record of involvement and leadership both on campus and in the community.

About the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

The O’Neill School is a world leader in public and environmental affairs and is the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2023, “Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs” by U.S. News & World Report, the O’Neill School ranks first in the country. Five of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-five listings, including nonprofit management, ranked first.



The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country. CHCI educates, empowers, and connects Latino emerging leaders by providing leadership development programs and educational services. The nonprofit was established in 1978 by four Hispanic Members of Congress to ensure a diverse and inclusive leadership pipeline across the nation. CHCI is comprised of Hispanic/Latino Members of Congress, nonprofit leaders, and corporate executives guiding the institution’s mission forward. CHCI works directly with young professionals each year through its various programming opportunities and is a lead impact convener featuring its annual leadership events and industry summits. For more information or to get involved, visit and follow @CHCI on social media.