For Immediate Release
January 26, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University Pledges Partnership and Support for Repair the World Fellows in the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Applications still open for 2018-2019 Repair the World Fellowship

Pittsburgh, PA — Repair the World, the largest Jewish service organization in the country, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced a strategic partnership to support alumni of Repair the World Communities fellowship who choose to pursue a degree in one of the 25 unique programs in CMU’s premier Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Repair fellowship alumni will receive significant financial support and more than usual flexibility in timing their start of the program, if they are accepted.

“We are thrilled to partner with Repair the World and continue to create innovative social change around some of our country’s most urgent issues,” said David Eber, Director of Admissions of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. “We look forward to helping the fellows take the next steps in their careers and educating them to become data-driven decision makers.”

The Communities year-long fellowship program connects Jewish young adults with local opportunities to make a meaningful difference in their community. Pittsburgh is one of seven cities where the program operates. As a result of this partnership, up to ten Repair fellows and alumni per year will receive:

  • Merit-based scholarships equal to at least 30% of tuition per semester
  • Option to defer admission for up to two years (with written confirmation after initial 12 months)
  • Consideration for additional merit-based aid based on strength of application for admission
  • Waived application fees

“We are privileged to form this partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, which creates an exciting next-level opportunity for Repair’s fellows and alumni,” said Sam Kuttner, Director of the Repair the World Fellowship. “The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy offers an environment in a world-leading and dynamic academic environment; we know from experience that our fellows, as social entrepreneurs and change agents, are interested in going there to learn, grow, and network. It’s very gratifying to work together to make that easier for them to do.”

The Heinz College is currently ranked 13th in public affairs, 9th in environmental policy management, 1st in IT policy management, 8th in public policy analysis, and 28th in nonprofit management.

For the 2018-2019 Program Year, Repair the World is still accepting Fellowship Applications at fellows.werepair.orgwith a January 29 priority deadline, and applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 31.