Eli Dourado said it best:
Kind of hard to believe, Mercatus will pay you $20k/year to get an MA in Economics. Plus you might “get” to be my RA. grad.mercatus.org/graduate/ma-fe…— Eli Dourado (@elidourado) January 17, 2013
More information available here. Some details:
The Mercatus Center’s MA Fellowship program is targeted toward students with an interest in gaining advanced training in economics, but who do not anticipate a career in academia. Students who anticipate working in public policy are ideal candidates for this fellowship. The two-year program offers full tuition towards an MA in applied economics from George Mason University, a generous stipend, and experience publishing policy articles and papers with Mercatus Center senior scholars. For more information please email MAFellows@mercatus.org.
The application deadline for Fall 2013 is March 1, 2013.