Cambridge, MA — Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announces that The Mallinckrodt Foundation of the U.K. has given $2 million to support Mid-Career MPA students at Harvard Kennedy School.

The George W. Mallinckrodt Graduate Fellowship will be awarded to students, particularly those who hail from outside the United States, who demonstrate extraordinary courage, vision and ethics as well as a commitment to transparency and good governance. The fellowship, which is endowed in perpetuity, will provide tuition and fees for one mid-career student each year. The first fellow will be admitted in September 2016.

A member of the HKS Dean’s Council, George W. Mallinckrodt is a long-time supporter of the school. “I am very grateful for the support of George Mallinckrodt over the years,” said Archon Fung, acting dean of HKS. “The George W. Mallinckrodt Fellowship will provide mid-career students with the opportunity to study leadership, public policy, and governance at the Kennedy School, among other topics, and will ensure that potential students will be able to afford an HKS education.”

George W. Mallinckrodt said, “Harvard Kennedy School is a beacon to the world. I intend that this fellowship will enable one outstanding person committed to international public service to benefit in the middle of their career from a year’s education at HKS.”

About George W. Mallinckrodt

George W. Mallinckrodt, 85, is an international banker who was born in Germany. He first came to the United States in 1954 and then made his career in and subsequently led Schroders plc, the U.K.-based international investment management firm.

About the MC/MPA Program

The one-year mid-career master in public administration program at HKS is an intensive, eight-credit program that enhances the knowledge and skills of established, high performing professionals who are committed to developing their career in public service or transition from the private sector to leadership positions in the public or non-profit sectors.

About Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School maintains an abiding commitment to advancing the public interest by training skilled, enlightened leaders and solving public problems through world-class scholarship and active engagement with practitioners and decision makers. The School offers the depth, insight, and excellence of ideas and teaching that can shape future leaders, affect public policies, and make an impact on people and their daily lives.

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