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Information on financial aid offered by the Batten School for the MPP program is available directly from the Batten School Office of Admission and Financial Aid and on the Batten Tuition and Financial Aid webpage.
Merit-based fellowships are the primary means by which the Batten School administers financial aid to its students. Admitted students need not submit any form of financial aid application to receive consideration for merit-based fellowships. The Batten School awards merit-based fellowships after a review of the materials submitted in the students’ application for admission.
The Batten School administers several need-based fellowships, the most prominent of which are The Bocock-Hitz award and the Royster-Lawton Fellowship. The Bocock-Hitz awards go to students entering their first year class or their second year of the Accelerated MPP program. Admitted students will receive information about applying for the Bocock-Hitz Public Service Fellowship during the summer preceding their year of eligibility. The Royster-Lawton Fund supports undergraduate and Accelerated/MPP students with demonstrated need and an interest in social entrepreneurship. Students receiving this fellowship will become part of a cohort of students who will support, strengthen, and mentor one another over time. Other Need-based awards are offered during the summer once all federal and UVA financial aid forms are completed.
Other Batten Sponsored Funding Opportunities
The Batten School administers other funding programs to help defray the costs of unpaid, public service summer internships and Applied Policy Projects. Several teaching and research assistantships are also typically open to students who wish to apply. The Batten Career Services webpage provides the most up-to-date information for internship and fellowship resource opportunities.
The Batten Graduate Council manages a Professional Development Program to support student professional development activities that are non-course related.