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Contact:
Lisa L. Kirchner
412-268-1365

For immediate release:
January 31, 2003

Heinz School Announces Scholarships

PITTSBURGH—The H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University announces the Regional Leaders Scholarships, a new scholarship opportunity awarded to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to the Pittsburgh community. Interested applicants can learn more on Monday, February 10, at 5:30 p.m., at the Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Ave., 23rd floor, where the Heinz School will host an information session to discuss the scholarship as well as part-time degree offerings.

"The Heinz School is taking the lead with this scholarship because we believe in supporting activism in our own community," said Jeffrey Hunker, dean of the Heinz School. "It's also an opportunity to enrich the lives of our fellow citizens in the community, by actively seeking out and encouraging fresh approaches to problem-solving."

Some of the scholarships will provide full tuition for admitted applicants. Participation in programs such as the CORO Fellows program, Leadership Development Initiative, Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), ONYX Alliance, Pittsburgh Young Professionals, Ground Zero, as well as community outreach activities, volunteerism and participation on nonprofit boards typify the type of work that will be recognized through this award.

For more information about the Heinz School and the Regional Leaders Scholarship, contact the admissions office at 412-268-2164 or 800-877-3498, or hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu.

About the Heinz School
The Heinz School is committed to serving the public interest, and to that end produces leaders adept at solving complex, real-world problems. Founded in 1968 to address complex problems in American urban communities, today The Heinz School is consistently ranked among the top public policy schools by U.S. News and World Report, and is number one in information technology and policy management. The Heinz School applies an analytical framework to public interest issues to generate cutting-edge research by some of the best faculty in the world. The school can be found on the Web at www.heinz.cmu.edu.

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