Affiliation Agreement with the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Virginia Wesleyan University's unique partnership with the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy promotes enrollment of graduating Batten Honors College (BHC) students in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the Charlottesville-based institution. Each year one seat in the master's program will be reserved for a BHC graduate who meets MPP admission criteria (although no cap is placed on the number of students who may be admitted to the program). Provided they remain in good academic standing, selected students will receive an annual fellowship of at least $7,500 for Virginia residents and at least $12,500 for non-Virginia residents in each of the MPP program's two years. The Batten School will also offer opportunities for students to earn additional assistantships, fellowships or other awards in the second year. Pioneering a new model of leadership and policy education, the Batten School provides a powerful interdisciplinary learning environment to foster the next generation of policy leaders and analysts. Batten MPP students train to execute tangible solutions to real-world problems through rigorous cost benefit analysis, innovation and teamwork.