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Fellowships & Grants

Increase your skills and expand your impact on the world with an MPP degree at Sanford. 

Under agreements with AmeriCorps, City Year, Peace Corps, Teach for America, and Yellow Ribbon programs, students who are accepted into the Duke MPP Program are guaranteed a tuition fellowship:

  • For two-year MPP students, the fellowship is a minimum of $14,000 per year, through a combination of a tuition fellowship and payment for community service, teaching, research, or graduate assistantship.
  • For our dual-degree programs, students under these partnerships will receive a $12,000 tuition fellowship during their first year of study. They must spend year one in the MPP program before starting the dual-degree curriculum in the law (JD), environment (MEM), or business (MBA) program.

These fellowships are the minimum students will receive. All applicants from partner programs will also receive full consideration for additional, merit-based tuition assistance based on the strength of their application.

The Duke-Margolis Scholarship in Health Policy & Management

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  • Carlucci Fellowship

    2015 and 2016 Carlucci Fellows met former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Senator Chuck Hagel, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Afghanistan and Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad, among others, at the home of Marcia Carlucci (in white dress) and former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci (seated) for a unique networking event.  Daughter Kristin Carlucci Weed PPS ’02 (in pink dress) and her husband Joshua Weed (behind Marcia) have joined Secretary and Mrs. Carlucci in establishing this program which supports MPP students with internships in the field of security studies and provides the opportunity to meet notable national security leaders. Learn more.

The Margolis Scholarship is for applicants who have strong interest in health policy or have experience in the health field. Scholars are linked with the world-class experts and leading-edge research on the Duke University campus and in Washington, DC. Scholars are considered for competitive scholarships, as well as paid summer internships. The program is a collaboration between the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Sanford School. Find out more here.

The Carlucci Fellowship

The Carlucci Fellowship awards a $5,000 stipend to up to 5 students to be used in support of a summer internship in the area of security studies. The Carlucci family also hosts a unique networking reception for the fellows during the summer. Fellows are selected in the fall semester and the fellowship is administered by Sanford Career Services. For more information, please contact Carmella La Bianca.

Our Partners

Following is a list of our partner organizations:

If you have questions about your fellowship benefits, please visit the appropriate partner website. Also check our financial aid web page to learn how we help qualified students pay for their graduate studies.