Payne Program University Partners

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 points 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 paynefellows@howard.edu.

School Contact
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University John Templeton, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admissions
609-258-4836
jtemple@princeton.edu
The School of Public Policy and Management at H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University David Eber, Director of Graduate Enrollment

412-268-3347

deber@cmu.edu

The Fletcher School, Tufts University Laurie Hurley, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
617-627-2410
laurie.hurley@tufts.edu
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver Daniel Doerr, Director of Graduate Enrollment

303-871-3838
Daniel.Doerr@du.edu

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School Merida Escandon Gasbarro, Director of Admission
212-229-5150
escandom@newschool.edu
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS), Georgetown University Tennille Haegele, Director for Admissions
msfsinfo@georgetown.edu
School of International Service, American University Amanda Taylor, Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
202-885-2496
ataylor@american.edu
Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley Martha Chavez, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
510-643-4266
martha_chavez@berkeley.edu
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Stephanie Streletz, Director of HKS Financial Services
617-496-9078
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University Rebecca DeSalvo, Director of Enrollment Management
203-436-4067
rebecca.desalvo@yale.edu
Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Sidney Jackson, Director of Admissions
sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard University Kathy Austin, Director of Student Financial Services
617-432-1867
kaustin@hsph.harvard.edu
School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University Grace Han, Executive Director for Admissions and Financial Aid, SIPA
212-854-4841
gh2122@columbia.edu
The Pepperdine University School of Public Policy Melinda van Hemert, Assistant Dean for Admission and Student Services
310-506-7493
Melinda.vaanhemert@pepperdine.edu
Duke University Center for International Development, Sanford School of Public Policy Cheryl Bailey, Program Coordinator, Admissions
919-613-9281
Cheryl.bailey@duke.edu
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh Michael Rizzi, Director of Student Services
412-648-7643
rizzim@pitt.edu
Master of Development Practice, University of California, Berkeley Lauren M. Krupa, Student Services Advisor
510-642-1462
krupa@berkeley.edu
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia Jeffrey L. Chidester, Director of Outreach & Engagement
434-924-7330
jlc2bd@virginia.edu
Master of Public Administration (MPA), Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), Cornell University
Thomas O’Toole, Executive Director
607-255-6668
Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University 
Nicole A. CampbellDirector of Graduate Admissions
202-994-7050
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indianna University
Michele L. Lersch, Associate Director of Admissions and Student Services
812.855.2840
School of International Affairs, The Pennsylvania State University hristie (Forcellini) Persio, Director of Admissions, (814)863-0788, czp76@psu.edu