Albright pens new Carnegie partnership

September 25, 2019

Albright College graduates now benefit from a new scholarship and master’s degree partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College.

Beginning this fall, Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College National Education Partners scholarships will be available for Albright College students and alumni. Annually, up to 10 Albright students accepted into graduate programs at Carnegie’s Heinz College will receive tuition reduction scholarships of at least 30 percent per semester.

Whitney Jefferson

Whitney Jefferson ’19

Albright music industry studies graduate, Whitney Jefferson ’19, is already taking advantage of the Carnegie scholarship this fall, after being accepted into Carnegie’s Master of Entertainment Industry Management degree program. Jefferson, who will be taking graduate classes on television, film, gaming and music, hopes to turn her interest in licensing for virtual reality in live entertainment into a career.

“Making live entertainment accessible to as many people as possible is important to me and that’s what I will try to do post graduate school,” said Jefferson.

Carnegie Mellon University will host an information session for Albright students and alumni in college’s Reading, Pa., campus McMillan Center, Oct. 4, from 12-1 p.m. Prospective graduate students are invited to learn more about Heinz College’s highly ranked master’s degree programs in information systems and management, public policy and management, and arts and entertainment industry management.