Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarships
The Office of Financial Aid is committed to assisting students meet the cost of a Harvard Chan School education. However, the School has limited grant/scholarships and cannot fully meet each student’s financial need.
Pleases complete the Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarship Application Process by the deadline of January 8th to be considered for the following opportunities:
Harvard Chan Central Grants
Harvard Chan School scholarships come from a variety of sources including endowed (named) funds and gifts from generous donors, as well as School funds earmarked for financial aid.
Training/Research Grants and Other Department/Program Funding
Academic departments and programs review the information provided through the Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarship Application Process to determine these awards.
Presidential Scholars Program
The President’s Office funds this program to enable talented and financially-needy graduate/professional students interested in public service careers the ability to attend Harvard. At the Harvard Chan School, Presidential funds are used to support the highest quality masters students, especially under-served domestic populations and students from developing countries.
Committee on General Scholarships (CGS) - General Funds
CGS manages scholarships that have specific restrictions. Students who complete the Harvard Chan application process will be considered for nomination and do not need to notify us of their eligibility. Please note that applicants enrolled part-time are generally not eligible for these scholarships.
Most awards are decided based on a combination of these factors:
- Merit: academic potential and excellence, including work experience, prior degrees, grades, personal statement, recommendation letters, etc.
- Need: income, assets, prior loan debt, family contributions, etc.
- Diversity: socioeconomic status, first-generation college graduate, immigration status, underrepresented minorities, students from developing countries, etc.
Other Funding Sources
Our office has compiled a list of Harvard-wide scholarships that require separate applications from the Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarship Application process and have different deadlines.
Students are encouraged to explore external scholarship resources.
In addition, students have received funding from their employers, governments, and alma maters. We recommend reaching out to those sources as well.