National Partners

Graduate Schools

 

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The University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at a glance:

  • As part of the University of Virginia, Batten students enjoy the resources and network of a university that is consistently ranked as one of the top three public schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

  • Of the 250-plus schools of public policy and administration in the U.S., the Batten School has the distinction of being the only one explicitly committed to teaching leadership—how it works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results.

  • Graduates of the Batten School are in high demand. They’re recruited aggressively by government agencies, from the intelligence community to Congress, local interest groups and NGOs, and by private-sector employers from consulting firms to investment-risk analysts.

The Bonner/Batten Partnership encourages current or former Bonner Scholars and Bonner Leaders interested in pursuing graduate education in leadership and public policy to apply to the Batten MPP. The Batten School will provide an application fee waiver for all Bonner Scholars and Bonner Leaders, and for those accepted into the program, a minimum guaranteed fellowship of $10,000/year for Virginia residents and $17,500/year for non-Virginia residents in each of the MPP program’s two years. 

Learn more about Batten's MPP program here

Earlham School of Religion (ESR) is a non-creedal Christian graduate theological school in the Quaker tradition located in Richmond, Indiana. ESR prepares individuals for leadership that empowers and for ministry that serves. This mission grows out of our Christian belief that God calls everyone to ministry. Using a transformative model of education, ESR encourages students to explore the intellectual, spiritual, and practical dimensions of their calls to ministry. Throughout their history, Quakers have taken a leading role in speaking truth to power, exposing social and economic concerns, and ministering to those among us who are most in need. If these values resonate with you, you can be a part of this continuing work regardless of your religious background. ESR offers Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees as well as certificate programs and classes residentially and through our ESR Access distance program. Through the Leadership and Service Scholarship, Earlham School of Religion offers full-tuition scholarships to Bonner graduates. 

At the Rollins School of Public Health, students learn to identify, analyze, and intervene in today's most pressing public health issues. The public health school's location in Atlanta, referred to as the "Public Health Capital of the World," is also home to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CARE; the national home office of the American Cancer Society; The Carter Center; the Arthritis Foundation; numerous state and regional health agencies; and the patient care, teaching, and health-related research programs of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. This setting is ideal for hands-on research, collaborations with the world's leading public health agencies, and interdisciplinary work with national and international organizations.  Our public health graduate program is community oriented, and many students bring actual problem-solving experiences with them. Students join the Rollins community from all 50 states and from more than 40 foreign countries to contribute to the school and apply knowledge to promote health and prevent disease in human populations. Our top-ranked public health program comprises six academic departments: behavioral sciences and health education, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management, and global health, and hosts over two dozen interdisciplinary centers. 

Bonner Scholar or Bonner Leader program participants and alumni who have successfully met the requirements of their scholarship/service and who have been admitted to the Master of Public Health or Master of Science of Public Health programs at the Rollins School of Public Health will receive as part of the financial aid package:

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks to educate and prepare future leaders in the philanthropic sector. With a strong emphasis on community partnerships and practice as part of the educational experience, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy provides multiple avenues for students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom via graduate assistantships and internships. Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Students engage with community partners through the internship as part of the core curriculum and through student organizations and activities.

Bonner Scholar or Bonner Leader program participants and alumni who have successfully met the requirements of their scholarship/service and who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies program at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will receive the following as part of the financial aid package:

  • $3,000 Lilly Family School of Philanthropy tuition scholarship for Indiana residents.  The scholarship will be applied each semester based on the number of courses taken.  Indiana residents will receive $250 per class for a total of $3,000.

  • $6,000 Lilly Family School of Philanthropy tuition scholarship for non-residents.  The scholarship will be applied each semester based on the number of courses taken.  Non-Resident students will receive $500 per class for a total of $6,000.

  • Application fee waiver

  • Bonner Scholars and Bonner Leaders may also be eligible for additional admissions based scholarships from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Learn more about IUPUI's Philanthropy program here.

NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Our faculty’s research changes the way people frame, understand, and act on important public issues. We provide our students with critical skills, access to all that New York City has to offer, and a deep understanding of context surrounding public service challenges—which they use to improve cities and communities across the globe.

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wake Forest University School of Divinity is a growing, dynamic theological environment that prepares all folks to minister in a rapidly changing world. The faculty and staff encourage a culture of learning that nurtures critical inquiry, theological reflection and the integration of theory and hands-on impact in ministry. Our goal is to prepare leaders who balance deep thinking with compassion and wisdom as they work toward God's justice in the world and bring good news to those in need. Our mission is simple: equip students to become agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion.