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Scholarships

General Tuition Scholarship

All incoming students receive a two-year Tuition Scholarship of $26,500 in their first year and $6,750 in their second year, for a total of $33,250. This covers the full cost of tuition in the first year and is a partial cost of tuition in the second year.

General scholarships are awarded during the admissions process; no separate application is required. Each general scholarship is individually funded by a generous donor who has given to the school to support an exceptional student.

Some students may qualify for a specific tuition scholarship below. Students receive the following scholarships in place of (not in addition to) the general tuition scholarship.

Diversity Scholarship

Students receiving the Diversity Scholarship receive a two-year tuition scholarship of $26,500 in their first year and $26,500 in their second year, for a total of $53,000. This covers the full cost of tuition in both the first and second years. This scholarship seeks to support and strengthen the work of outstanding and diverse students admitted to the Pardee RAND Ph.D. program.

Interested applicants should mark the Diversity Scholarship checkbox when filling out the Pardee RAND application and follow instructions about demonstrating commitment to and experience with diverse communities in their essays

Jeremy R. Azrael Scholarship

Students receiving the Azrael Scholarship receive a two-year Tuition Scholarship of $26,500 in their first year and $6,750 in their second year, for a total of $33,250. This covers the full cost of tuition in the first year and is a partial cost of tuition in the second year.

The Azrael Scholarship is available to citizens from these independent post-Soviet states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Funding for the scholarship comes from donations given in memory of Dr. Jeremy Azrael, who devoted his career to promoting better understanding between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. To be considered for this honor, the student must be a citizen of one of the countries listed above, hold a bachelor's degree or higher, and receive a score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL exam. No additional application is required.

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