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New Scholarships for MPP Students

October 4, 2017

The Sanford School is offering two new scholarships for MPP students that cover full tuition, fees, and living expenses, the Duke-Margolis Scholarship and the Sanford Family Fellowship.

The Terry and Laurie Sanford Family Fellowship is awarded to outstanding student leaders committed to addressing disparities affecting underserved communities. It is made possible by a gift from the family of the school’s founder. Fellows are incoming U.S. MPP students from underrepresented groups with strong academic credentials and service to underserved populations.

The Duke-Margolis Scholarship in Health Policy & Management is for applicants with a strong interest in health policy or experience in the health field. The program combines academic and experiential training in health policy and management, and is a joint project of the Sanford School and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Minahil Shahid was the first incoming student to be awarded the Duke-Margolis scholarship. She worked for the government of Punjab, developing and implementing health sector reforms. She holds a BA in economics and political science from Lahore University of Management Sciences and is an Andi Leadership Fellow.

Second year MPP student Madhu Vulimiri also has a Duke-Margolis scholarship. She participated in the Bass Connections program, researching policy challenges facing the North Carolina Medicaid program. She interned at the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management this past summer.

Sanford Fellow Maurice Baynard worked with autistic children in the Minneapolis Public Schools and then for several law firms in Chicago. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he will study education and law as a dual degree student with the Duke Law School.