The Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute have entered into a partnership to support CHCI Leadership Program alumni in the school’s Master of Public Service degree program.
Alumni of the institute’s leadership programs, which are aimed at developing the next generation of Latino leaders, will automatically receive scholarships covering 30% of their tuition when admitted into the Clinton School’s Master of Public Service degree program or Clinton School Online. Admitted students will also be eligible for additional merit-based funding.
The Clinton School will also engage with prospective CHCI alumni applicants each year, providing those interested the chance to connect with Clinton School students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
The deadline to apply for Fall 2023 enrollment in the Clinton School’s Master of Public Service degree programs for CHCI Leadership Program graduates will be extended to January 15.
The deadline to apply for May 2023 enrollment in Clinton School Online is March 1.
CHCI Leadership Programs currently include the CHCI Post Graduate Fellowship (PGF), Public Policy Fellowship (PPF), Congressional Internship Program (CIP), and the NextGen Latino Leadership Program.
“The Clinton School of Public Service is proud to partner with CHCI to support the continuing education of emerging Latino leaders,” said Clinton School Dean Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, the first Latina to lead a Presidential Institution. “CHCI’s leadership programs are outstanding and we look forward to seeing the young leaders this partnership brings to the Clinton School.”
“CHCI is proud to partner with the Clinton School of Public Service, ensuring that our alumni have access to a top national academic institution and dynamic programs that highlight civic action and responsibility, a core value of CHCI,” said CHCI President and CEO Marco A. Davis. “The next generation of Latino leaders are eager to implement their ideas, and we hope that some CHCI alumni can find that opportunity at the Clinton School of Public Service.”
The first Master of Public Service degree in the nation, the Clinton School’s MPS is an action-oriented program focused on putting people first. By integrating field service as an academic credit, the Clinton School prepares students for the tough work of participatory, on-the-ground change.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1978, dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders in the United States. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences in the nation’s capital to outstanding Latino students and young professionals from throughout the nation. CHCI manages a network of over 4,400 highly accomplished alumni, providing a pipeline of Latino talent to corporations, government, and nonprofits, to ensure the interests of the Latino community are represented across all sectors of society. CHCI also convenes a variety of thought leaders that include Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the Latino community and our nation and identify solutions that can be implemented in policy and practice.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.