For Immediate Release
March 16, 2021
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Christa Payne
Tulane School of Professional Advancement
(504) 865-5555

(BPRW) Tulane University School of Professional Advancement Unveils Minority Serving Institution Graduate Scholarship Award

Tuition incentive supports students who have earned their undergraduate degree at a designated MSI school.

(Black PR Wire) NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (Tulane SoPA) has announced a tuition discount award of 20 percent to students enrolled in Tulane SoPA graduate or post-baccalaureate programs who have earned their undergraduate degree from a Minority Serving Institution. The tuition discount begins with the summer 2021 semester. Applications are now being accepted.

“I’m excited for the School of Professional Advancement to provide additional support to graduates of minority serving institutions, building on our school’s long history of supporting access and racial equity, as well as the more global commitment to this crucial work taking place at Tulane University,” said Tulane SoPA Dean Suri Duitch.

As students seek expanded career opportunities, graduate level education is often essential for leadership and executive level positions. The Tulane SoPA MSI Graduate Scholarship Award helps make this advancement possible for many. Tulane SoPA is proud to invest in promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity within graduate education and community leadership through this award and other School programming.

MSIs are critical to the American higher education landscape and include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). They have been instrumental in supporting the talent development of underrepresented students of color - some, for more than a century.

“As a graduate of a Historically Black University, I deeply appreciate how important Minority Serving Institutions are for students of color. I am especially happy to see this commitment from Tulane SoPA because along with expanding access to graduate level education for our students, it also helps cultivate more inclusive and diverse leadership pipelines in fields such as public administration,” said Dr. Halima Leak Francis, Tulane Public Administration Program Director.

To apply for the scholarship award, please visit the financial assistance page.

Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers working adults the opportunity to enhance their professional lives by providing flexible degree and certificate programs. The school currently offers nine undergraduate degree programs and nine master's programs, as well as a range of graduate, professional and post-baccalaureate certificates. Using an applied learning approach, students receive tools and hands-on experience from professors who are also industry leaders.

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