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2017-18 Baker-MPPA Scholars

At the MPPA Hooding & Awards Ceremony on May 12, 2017 held in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy. Ms. Chrissy Freeland and Mr. Andrew Cox were awarded Baker-MPPA Scholarships that cover the full cost of their graduate school fees for two semesters.  In attendance were the MPPA faculty, graduating MPPA students, and family members and friends of the award winners and graduates.

Chrissy Freeland was accepted into the BA/MPPA Accelerated program in the spring of 2016. During that semester, she served as a legislative intern for the Tennessee General Assembly. She entered the MPPA program full-time in Spring 2017 and interned with the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) in Nashville during the summer of 2017.  Chrissy plans to pursue a career in the public service. 


Andrew Cox earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Music from Union University. His twin passions are law and economics. He is pursuing both interests as a JD-MPPA  dual degree student. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in monetary and fiscal policy while also addressing issues related to campaign finance reform.



Baker- MPPA Scholarships are given to students based on academic merit, professional and scholarly promise, and commitment to the public service.  These awards are highly competitive. They cover the full cost of graduate tuition and fees for up to two semesters. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Baker Center for Public Policy and the many donations by our alumni and supporters to the MPPA Enrichment Fund.

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