Repair the World & Exclusive University Partnerships

Repair the World has entered into strategic partnerships with four university programs, offering unique scholarship opportunities exclusively for Fellowship Alumni and current Fellows. These partnerships make is easier for Fellows and Alumni to pursue degrees in over 30 programs.

 

Repair the World & Carnegie Mellon University

Repair the World & The University of Pittsburgh – Graduate School of Public & International Affairs

Repair the World & The University of Pittsburgh – School of Social Work

Repair the World & Chatham University

Repair the World & Gratz College

Repair the World & The Jewish Theological Seminary

Repair the World & The James T. Laney School of Graduate studies at Emory University


 

Carnegie Mellon University

The partnership between Repair the World and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College offers scholarships to Fellows and Alumni who are pursuing a degree in 25+ programs in CMU’s premier Public Policy, Information Systems and Management School.

Heinz College offers top-ranked graduate degree programs in Information Systems & Management, Public Policy & Management, and Creative Enterprises Management. Heinz College provides students with the analytics, technology, and policy skills necessary to solve complex societal problems in an increasingly connected world. Their research excellence and expertise in data analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education.

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

As a result of this partnership to up to ten Repair Fellowship Alumni and Fellows per year will receive:

  • Waived application fees
  • 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

This new partnership highlights both the investment in and recognition of Repair Fellows and alumni as next generation leaders in social entrepreneurship, public policy and management. The partnership also is indicative of the variety of opportunities available to Repair Fellowship alumni and Fellows.

For more information on the program and applying, visit this page.


 

The University of Pittsburgh – Graduate School of Public & International Affairs

The partnership between Repair the World and The University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) offers scholarships to eligible and subsequently admitted Fellows and Alumni enrolled in one of the five full time Masters Programs. 

GSPIA is 1 of the only 4 comprehensive schools of public and international affairs in the United States that ranks in the top 20 for both “International/Global Policy and Administration,” and “Local Government Management.”

GSPIA’s premier Public Affairs program is ranked 10th in the nation overall, with its program in “International/Global Policy and Administration also ranked 10th in the nation. GSPIA ranks 20th in the world as a “Top Master’s Program for a Policy Career in International Relations,” and the best international relations school.

Through this partnership, GSPIA offers up to five fellows each year the following opportunities:

  • Waived application fee
  • Merit-based scholarships up to $5,000 renewable per academic year (students must maintain academic requirements in order for the scholarship to be renewable)
  • 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

For more information on the program and applying, visit this page.


University of Pittsburgh – School of Social Work

The partnership between Repair the World and The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work (SSW) offers scholarships to eligible and subsequently admitted Fellows and Alumni enrolled in either in their joint degree program. Through the program, students may pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) of Social Work (MSW).

The School of Social Work’s MSW Program was one of the first schools ever accredited in 1919. The program is currently ranked 17th in the country. It is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which is the national accrediting association for all undergraduate and graduate schools of social work.  

Through this partnership, SSW offers exclusive scholarship opportunities and waived fees:

  • Waived application fee
  • Merit-based scholarships, renewable each year (students must maintain academic requirements in order for the scholarship to be renewable)
  • 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

For more info on the program and applying, visit this page.


Chatham University

The partnership between Repair the World and Chatham University offers a 20% tuition reduction grant for full-time employees, current Fellows, and Fellowship Alumni. Chatham also offers enrollment counseling and guidance to students enrolled in their programs to support incoming students with course selections, degree requirements, and other supportive services.  Chatham University offers over 40 undergraduate majors and over 20 graduate programs in multiple disciplines, including sustainability, health & lab sciences, and arts & humanities. 

Chatham University’s Food Studies (MAFS) program is 1 of the only 16 Food Studies graduate programs offered in the nation. Chatham routinely ranks as one of the top 25 universities in the world for sustainability as decided by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. It also is only 1 of 21 universities on the Green Honor Roll, which recognizes the nation’s most environmentally responsible higher education institutions. Overall, Chatham’s 500+ courses of study provide the opportunity for students to explore a variety of topics and pursue their desired course of study.

Please note, the partnership does not extend to students enrolled in the following programs: Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, and Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, all graduate certificate programs.

For more information on the program and applying, visit this page.


Gratz College

The partnership between Repair the World and Gratz College offers scholarships to Fellows and Alumni who are pursuing any of Gratz College’s master’s degree or graduate certificate programs. Programs of particular relevance to Repair the World include the M.S. in Nonprofit Management, M.A. in Jewish Communal Service, and the completely customizable M.A. in Jewish Professional Studies.

Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020, Gratz has grown from a Jewish teacher’s college to a vibrant online graduate institution that addresses evolving societal needs by offering training programs for educators and communal professionals in the Jewish and secular communities. 

The following benefits of this partnership are applicable to all Repair the World current fellows, alumni of Repair the World, and staff accepted to any of Gratz College’s master’s degree or graduate certificate programs. 

Please note, the partnership does not extend to students enrolled in the following programs: Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, and Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, all graduate certificate programs.

For more information on the program and applying, visit this page.


The Jewish Theological Seminary

The strategic partnership between Repair the World and The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education, supports alumni of the Repair the World Fellowship, as well as Repair the World staff, by offering discounted tuition for study at JTS. Those who complete the program, as well as Repair the World staff, can now deepen their understanding of social justice and Judaism by studying with JTS’s renowned faculty in courses such as Jewish Social Justice, Judaism, Human Rights and Social Justice, Jewish Environmental Ethics, and Modern Jewish History.

As a result of the partnership, Repair alumni and staff will receive: 

  • Waived application fee
  • Tuition reduction of 65% tuition coverage (not including annual service fees). If an applicant qualifies for a Midcareer Fellowship through an outside foundation according to the qualification guidelines at the time of application, they’ll receive 75% tuition coverage (not including annual service fees). Currently, the qualifications for a Midcareer Fellowship are: 5 years since undergraduate degree, 3 years working in a Jewish organization, American citizen.
  • Reduced tuition of $700 per course for a total of $2,800 for those accepted to the certificate program in Jewish Ethics and Social Justice for completing the certificate program (4 courses total over one or two academic years).

 Read more here.


The James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies at Emory University

Emory’s MDP program is a two year course of study and practice that builds on an organic fusion of core scientific disciplines, programmatic skills, and experiential learning through globally- and locally-focused internships and field practicums. The program capitalizes on its partnership with a vast network of  leading development and humanitarian institutions and community-based organizations. These partners’ global reach will provide students with invaluable exposure to the way development practitioners operate in the real world and with a perspective on the different institutional contexts in which they will serve after completion of their degrees.

As a result of the partnership, Repair alumni and staff will receive: 

  • Waived application fee for MDP applicants
  • At least one Strategic Partner scholarship equal to at least 30% of tuition per academic year
  • Consideration for additional merit-based tuition scholarships that may be offered during the admission cycle.

 Read more here.