Washington, D.C. – The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University recently announced a new fellowship program for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) interns. Students who are current or former CHCI interns and who are admitted to the MPA and/or MA International Relations (IR) degree programs now qualify for a tuition scholarship valued at $10,000.
The new CHCI Maxwell Fellowship awards will be provided to eligible students admitted into Maxwell’s MPA, MA IR, or any other Public Administration (PA)/IR joint degree, with the exception of dual JD degree candidates. CHCI interns will also be considered for additional funding through the department’s traditional awards process. A letter of support attesting to the successful completion of their internship will be required for the official administration of these awards.
Creation of the fellowships builds on more than 10 years of successful collaboration between CHCI and Maxwell’s Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA), says Christine Omolino, director of admission and financial for PAIA. “These fellowships serve as testament to our commitment to a diverse public service and in recognition of the talented individuals that CHCI mentors throughout the year,” Omolino says. “We have appreciated the opportunity to showcase the versatility of graduate degrees in the fields of public policy, administration, and international affairs to talented and promising young professionals that CHCI brings to Washington, D.C., each semester for their internship programs. We expect these new Fellowships to strengthen this already well-established partnership.”
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy and public administration. The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, is home to America’s leading graduate programs in public administration, policy and international affairs. These professionally oriented master’s degree programs (MPA and MA International Relations) are offered alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences. Maxwell scholars and students conduct wide-ranging research through nine interdisciplinary research centers, each focused on a topical area within public affairs, such as social and economic policy, conflict and collaboration, public wellness, aging, energy and environment, national security, and regional studies, among others.
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. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, scholarships, Ready to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States.
The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit www.chci.org, or join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.