BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is proud to announce a new partnership, joining two programs within Indiana University. Through the partnership, graduates from the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program (HHSP) have a unique opportunity to pursue a graduate education with one of the nation’s premier schools of public affairs, the O’Neill School.
Through the newly formed O’Neill School – Hudson and Holland Scholars Partnership Program, qualified HHSP graduates will receive an application fee waiver. Admitted students will also receive the HHSP/O’Neill Fellowship Award, equal to a 25 percent reduction in the cost of tuition in their program of choice.
This partnership continues the O’Neill School’s dedication to, and support of, HHSP students. Currently HHSP undergraduates are eligible to apply for financial aid through the O’Neill School’s Equity Scholars Program. Now, the O’Neill School – Hudson and Holland Scholars Partnership Program creates additional opportunities for HHSP students who wish to pursue a graduate degree.
“We are so pleased to offer our highly-ranked graduate programming to HHSP’s already high achieving students,” said O’Neill School Dean Siân Mooney. “HHSP’s focus on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion run parallel with our mission at the O’Neill School. These initiatives are at the heart of everything we do, so we are thrilled to not only support but also partner with HHSP’s amazing students.”
The O’Neill School (Bloomington) offers top-ranked curriculum areas and the #2 MPA Program in the nation with graduate programs that include:
• Master of Public Affairs (residential or online)
• Master of Arts in Arts Administration
• Master of Science in Environmental Science
• Master of Environmental Sustainability
• Master of Science in Healthcare Management (hybrid or online only program)
• Master of International Affairs
• Master of Public Affairs-Master of Science in Environmental Science Dual Degree
• Master of Public Affairs-Master of Arts in Arts Administration Dual Degree
In addition, the O’Neill School IUPUI (Indianapolis) offers graduate programs that include:
• Master of Public Affairs
• Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety
“The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program staff is excited about the expanded opportunities for our students,” said Carl Darnell, director of the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program and assistant dean at Indiana University’s School of Education. “Our scholars have records of high academic achievement and engagement in academically purposeful activities. We believe this collaboration with the O’Neill School will expand opportunities for Hudson and Holland Scholars to advance for the betterment of our community.”
O’Neill School – Hudson and Holland Scholars Partnership Program recipients must have completed an undergraduate degree from IU through the HHSP and meet O’Neill School admissions requirements, including strong academic performance, a demonstrated commitment to service, and a record of involvement and leadership both on campus and in the community.
About the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
The O’Neill School is a world leader in public and environmental affairs and is the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2021 “Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs” by U.S. News & World Report, the O’Neill School ranks first in the country. Four of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-five listings, including nonprofit management, ranked first.
About the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program
The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program (HHSP), established in 1987 and named in honor of its founders Herman C. Hudson and James P. Holland, is the largest merit-based scholarship program at Indiana University. As a prestigious scholarship and support program for high-achieving, underrepresented students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, HHSP provides funding as well as a variety of opportunities to enrich and support the holistic needs of student scholars. This community of more than 2,000 talented scholars is among the best and brightest students at Indiana University. The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program is administered by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.