Payne Program University Affiliates

Payne Fellows can use their fellowships to attend any graduate program based in the United States once approved by the Payne Program. However, there are a number of graduate programs that have offered to provide additional financial assistance to the $22,000 for tuition and $16,000 for a stipend that is awarded per year.  Because the universities provide these benefits, students should work directly with the key contact at each university to confirm all aspects of this assistance.  The universities recommend that you indicate you are applying for the Payne Fellowship in your graduate school application.  Payne Fellows are not limited to attending these programs.  Other programs may also give additional financial aid on a case-by-case basis.  Other universities may be added to the current list.

Potential applicants can request a list of the universities and their offers by e-mailing the Payne Program at

Program or School Name University Key Contact
School of Education
International Training and Education Program (ITEP)
American University Ashley Huseth, Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment Management and Recruitment
School of International Service American University Jia Jiang, Director of Graduate Enrollment Management
School of Public Affairs American University Jennifer Forney, Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University David Eber, Director of Graduate Enrollment
School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Columbia University Grace Han, Executive Director for Admissions and Financial Aid
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Cornell University Thomas O’Toole, Executive Director
Sanford School of Public Policy, Center for International Development
Master of International Development Policy
Duke University Danny Hamrick, PhD,  Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Student Accounts
Master of Arts Program in International Development (IDMA) Gallaudet University Graduate School David Strom, Director of Graduate Admissions
Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University Nicole Campbell, Director of Graduate Admissions
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS)
Georgetown University Ja’net DeFlorimonte, Director for Admissions
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Master of Global Human Development (GHD)
Georgetown University Kristen B. Robinson, Associate Director of Academic Programs, GHD202-687-5060
McCourt School of Public Policy Georgetown University Lindsey Monson, Assistant Director of Admissions
Harvard Kennedy School Harvard University Stephanie Streletz, Director of HKS Financial Services
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Harvard University Kathy Austin, Director of Financial Aid
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Indiana University Michele L. Lersch, Associate Director of Admissions and Student Services
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University Karen N. Ohen, Director of Admissions
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Middlebury College Jill Stoffers, Senior Director, Partnerships
Woodrow Wilson School Princeton University Steven Petric, Director of Graduate Admissions
Master of Global Affairs Rice University Abbey Godley, Assistant Dean for Student Programs
School of Diplomacy and International Relations Seton Hall University Daniel Kristo, Assistant Dean, Graduate Enrollment Management
Department of Economics The Catholic University of America Debra Egan, Graduate Program Director, Integral Economic Development
202 319-6183
Schools of Public Engagement The New School Merida Escandon Gasbarro, Director of Admission
212-229-5150 x 1108
School of International Affairs The Pennsylvania State University Christie Persio, Director of Admissions
School of Public Policy The Pepperdine University Pete Peterson, Dean
The Fletcher School
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
Tufts University Laurie Hurley, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Master of Development Practice University of California, Berkeley Lisa Robinson, Director of Career and Student Services
Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy University of California, Berkeley Lezley Hightower, Student Services Advisor – Admissions and Career Services
Harris School of Public Policy University of Chicago Sparkle Dalphinis, Associate Director of Student Recruitment
Josef Korbel School of International Studies University of Denver Daniel Doerr, Director of Graduate Enrollment
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan Beth Soboleski
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh Michael Rizzi, Director of Student Services
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Master of of Public Policy
University of Virginia Jeffrey L. Chidester, Executive Director of External Affairs
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Yale University Raymond Andreoli, Associate Director of Financial Aid