In conjunction with its newly established partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, YP4 is proud to announce the creation of the Heinz College-YP4 Scholarship. Beginning in 2011, Heinz College will award the scholarship to incoming students in the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) program who have been YP4 Fellows. The award will be made at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary) and the student will receive at least $6,000 per semester – most will receive more. To be considered, applicants should indicate their involvement with YP4 on the application for admission.
Heinz College aims to distinguish itself from other public policy graduate degree programs. So they created a curriculum that is focused on developing leadership, quantitative analysis and technology skills that no other institution can match. Heinz College offers a one-year track and a traditional two-year track in Pittsburgh. The program also offers a two-year track split between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., with students spending one year in each city.
The Heinz College houses its own Institute for Social Innovation (ISI), one of several research centers at the school. Current students and graduates—recipients of it's incubation support—have played a critical role in social innovation endeavors in the Pittsburgh region. Social innovators take the initiative to solve social issues by reforming the system, spreading the solution, and persuading others to take new approaches. The ISI will help you reach these objectives and pursue these challenges through the MSPPM program, which offers a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship.