US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson.

November 25, 2019; Poets and Quants

NPQ has written lately about a number of philanthropic gifts aimed at offsetting, if not eliminating altogether, the costs of higher education. Now, the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago has announced an expansion of its Civic Scholars Program, which provides scholarships for some or all of the tuition costs of those planning to go on to careers in government and nonprofits.

Funded by the Neubauer Family Foundation, the program is called the Neubauer Civic Scholars program, and it offers advanced coursework for professionals in the nonprofit and government sectors. The program used to apply only to weekend MBA students, but now it will be available to any qualified student in the full-time, evening, or weekend MBA programs.

The program has existed since 2016. Six candidates have graduated from the program to date, with 21 more currently enrolled. The program’s size is planned to increase by 50 percent next year, and the number of scholars under scholarship will double by the fall of 2022.

Tuition at the Booth School is $72,000 annually. The program does not pay living expenses, fees, or other non-tuition costs.—Ruth McCambridge