The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Education Award

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Thanking LISC Public Service Employees for Their Work!

About the LISC Education Award

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The Carsey School of Public Policy is proud to offer eligible Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) employees up to $5,000 in Education Awards to pursue a master's degree at the Carsey School in: Community Development (MCD) Public Administration (MPA), and Public Policy (MPP). Recognizing the value of pursuing an advanced degree in public service, employees may also qualify for up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year from LISC when enrolled in the MCD program.

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Applicable for the Master in Community Development Program Only.


In education funding from the Carsey School



Per calendar year from LISC for qualifying employees


Months it takes to earn your Master’s Degree!

The Carsey School Advantage

Graduate prepared for a career with impact and the knowledge required for interdisciplinary problem-solving, insightful analysis, effective advocacy, compelling communications, and winning strategies that lead to impactful change and stronger communities.

  • Our flexible programs fit into your life, offering Online, Hybrid, and Part-time learning options.
  • Start Fall or Spring.
  • Engage in hands-on learning and grow your network of dedicated public service professionals.
  • Achieve your full potential, effect change, and advance your career.
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“LISC is in the opportunity business and is very pleased to offer this new opportunity for LISC employees and board members by partnering with the nationally recognized Carsey School for advancing the knowledge and skills of practitioners for greater impact in their communities. The 14-month Master in Community Development is ideal for working professionals with just two weeks on campus in the summers and the rest online.”

~Maurice A. Jones, President & CEO of LISC



*Please note that applicants are only eligible to receive one Carsey School Education Award.

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