The partnership extends a variety of benefits and incentives to students and alumni of various Wilson Center programs, including the Wilson Leadership Fellows Program and the College’s Leadership in the Public Interest and Military Leadership and National Security minors. In addition to an application fee waiver, the partnership establishes an annual fellowship of at least $10,000 for Virginia residents and at least $17,500 for non-Virginia residents in each of the MPP program’s two years for admitted students. Students may also earn additional assistantships, fellowships, or other awards in their second year.
January 23, 2019
Hampden-Sydney College and the College’s Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest have announced a new partnership with The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. The articulation agreement between the two institutions will encourage and facilitate the enrollment of qualified H-SC students into the Batten School Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program.
We are thrilled that the shared vision of our two programs has resulted in this wonderful opportunity for our students, and we look forward to many years of collaboration with the Batten School.Ryan Pemberton, Wilson Center Director
“Hampden-Sydney’s mission is to form good men and good citizens, and the Wilson Center builds on that foundation as we focus on preparing men of character for lives of consequence,” said Wilson Center Director Ryan Pemberton '00. “We are thrilled that the shared vision of our two programs has resulted in this wonderful opportunity for our students, and we look forward to many years of collaboration with the Batten School.”
“At the Batten School, we are dedicated to transforming students into change agents providing innovative solutions to pressing societal problems,” said Batten School Dean Allan Stam. “The Wilson Center shares this vision, and their programs are preparing students to be the leaders of tomorrow. We are delighted to forge this partnership and look forward to attracting some of Hampden-Sydney’s best to the Batten School for many years to come.”
The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is authoring a new model of public policy education. 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. The School’s programs inspire students to act vigorously, effectively and ethically on behalf of the common good.
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. Students emerge from the Batten School understanding social responsibility and how to work collaboratively and successfully in real-world environments to achieve shared goals. Learn more at www.batten.virginia.edu.