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Restricted Scholarships are individual funds, usually endowment funds, created by alumni and donors to support different kinds of students within the University. They vary widely in their focus. Please review the information and links below to learn more about these funds.

The preferences of funds may involve ancestry, residency, or academic interest, for example. You may use the buttons to help sort them by category.

Candidates for these funds must be nominated by the Harvard school in which they will enroll. If you find a fund that is a match, share that information with the financial aid office. You can do this as part of your financial aid application to the school. Our office does not accept applications for these funds directly from candidates.

Documentation of eligibility will be required in some cases. Documentation should be submitted to your financial aid office according to their procedures.

Please note that the funds managed by the Committee on General Scholarships are a varied group, and are in no way representative of all of the funds available at the University; nor are they able to capture the many different populations that make up the University student body.

Index by Eligibility Criteria

An index of Restricted Scholarship funds, sorted by all or eligibility criteria, is presented here.

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  • Birthplace,
    Residency, or
    Citizenship
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    Attended
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    or Name
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Birthplace, Residency, or Citizenship

Cities in Massachusetts

Allston
Joseph M. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1980

Preference for undergraduate students with demonstrated interest in volunteer or community service, who are:

  1. Residents of Allston and Brighton, Massachusetts for the last 5 years;
  2. Residents of other Boston, Massachusetts neighborhoods for the last 5 years.
Bourne
Baxendale Scholarship, 1928

Preferences, in order:

  1. Descendants of Alan Bedford Hudson;
  2. Students with the name Baxendale or Hudson;
  3. Students from Brockton or Bourne, Massachusetts.
Bridgewater
Richard N. Cross Fund, 1976

Preference for students from Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Brighton
Joseph M. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1980

Preference for undergraduate students with demonstrated interest in volunteer or community service, who are:

  1. Residents of Allston and Brighton, Massachusetts for the last 5 years;
  2. Residents of other Boston, Massachusetts neighborhoods for the last 5 years.
Brockton
Baxendale Scholarship, 1928

Preferences, in order:

  1. Descendants of Alan Bedford Hudson;
  2. Students with the name Baxendale or Hudson;
  3. Students from Brockton or Bourne, Massachusetts.
Dorchester
William Stoughton Bequest, 1701

Preferences, in order:

  1. Residents of Dorchester or Mattapan, Massachusetts;
  2. Residents of Milton, Massachusetts;
  3. Native American students.
Everett
Frederick E. Parlin Fund, 1928

Preference for natives of Malden or Everett, Massachusetts.

Fitchburg
Helen E. Vickery Scholarship Fund, 1966

Preference for residents of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Hingham
Francis J. Thompson Bequest, 1995

Preference for residents of Hingham, Massachusetts.

Lincoln
Levina Hoar-Lincoln Scholarship, 1876

Preference for residents of Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Malden
Frederick E. Parlin Fund, 1928

Preference for natives of Malden or Everett, Massachusetts.

Marblehead
Franklin Reynolds Fund, 1925

Preference for natives of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Mattapan
William Stoughton Bequest, 1701

Preferences, in order:

  1. Residents of Dorchester or Mattapan, Massachusetts;
  2. Residents of Milton, Massachusetts;
  3. Native American students.
Milton
William Stoughton Bequest, 1701

Preferences, in order:

  1. Residents of Dorchester or Mattapan, Massachusetts;
  2. Residents of Milton, Massachusetts;
  3. Native American students.

Other U.S. Cities and Counties

Cleveland, Ohio Area
Henry L.F. Kreger Memorial Scholarship, 1966

Preference for students from the Cleveland, Ohio, area at Harvard Law School or Harvard College.

New Haven, Connecticut
William Pennoyer Bequest, 1670

Preference for descendants of Robert Pennoyer or residents of New Haven, Connecticut.

St. Louis, Missouri Area
Gustav L. Harris Scholarship Fund, 1969

Preference for residents of the St. Louis, Missouri, area.

Westchester County, New York
George U. Baylies Bequest, 1984

Preference for students from Westchester County, New York.

Stark and Tuscarawas Counties, Ohio
Leon W. Redpath Scholarships, 1938

Preferences, in order:

  1. Residents of Stark and Tuscarawas Counties, Ohio;
  2. Residents of Ohio.
Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Horace De Y. Lentz Scholarship, 1974

Preference for residents of Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Ernest Frederick Slater Scholarship, 1955

Preferences, in order:

  1. Descendants by birth or adoption of Edward F. Slater;
  2. Residents of the City of Orangeburg, South Carolina;
  3. Residents of South Carolina.
    Note: This scholarship is not open to students in their first year at Harvard.

States

Delaware
Harvard Club of Delaware Scholarship Fund, 1945

Preference for residents of Delaware.

Minnesota
George Chase Christian Memorial Scholarship, 1936

Preference for residents of Minnesota, with preference to graduate students.

Rhode Island
Harold A. Berry Scholarship Fund, 1979, and Charles H. Smith Bequest, 1947

Preference for residents of Rhode Island.

South Carolina
Ernest Frederick Slater Scholarship, 1955

Preferences, in order:

  1. Descendants by birth or adoption of Edward F. Slater;
  2. Residents of the City of Orangeburg, South Carolina;
  3. Residents of South Carolina.
    Note: This scholarship is not open to students in their first year at Harvard.
Vermont
Charles Downer Scholarship Fund, 1927

Preferences, in order:

  1. Students who bear the surname Downer and who are descendants of Joseph or Robert Downer of Wiltshire, England;
  2. Other students bearing the surname Downer;
  3. Descendants of members of the Harvard Class of 1889;
  4. Residents of the State of Vermont;
  5. Descendants of graduates of Harvard College.
Maine
Harvard Club of Maine Scholarship Fund, 1984

Preference for residents of Maine.

Hawaii
Peter Brooks Saltonstall ’43 Memorial, 1947

Preference for students from Hawaii, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, the East Indies, Taiwan, Sumatra, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Other Countries or Regions of the World

Arab League Countries
The Harvard Arab Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, 2009

Preference for students from Arab League countries, especially students who have received an academic degree from a school within one of those countries.

Canada
Peter D.C. Thomas Scholarship Fund, 1994, and Harvard University Associates in Canada Scholarship Fund, 1994

Thomas Fund: Preference for citizens of Canada. Students in the Schools of Law, Medicine, Divinity, and Business are excluded.
Harvard University Associates in Canada Fund: Preference for citizens of Canada.

Philippines
Ayala Scholarship Fund, 1996 and Eugenio Lopez Scholarship Fund, 1996

Both funds give preference to (in order):

  1. Citizens of the Philippines;
  2. Asian nationals;
  3. American students of Filipino descent;
  4. Students of Filipino or Asian history, languages, or other related subjects.
Southeast Asia
Arthur Daniel Stillman Endowed Beneficiary Aid Fund, 1969

Preference given to (in order):

  1. Students from Southeast Asia;
  2. Students concentrating in academic areas related to Southeast Asian studies.
Pacific Islands
Peter Brooks Saltonstall ’43 Memorial, 1947

Preference for students from Hawaii, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, the East Indies, Taiwan, Sumatra, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

England
Horace Cecil Fisher Scholarship Fund, 1977

Preference for English students.

France
Madame Marguerite Carriere Fellowship, 1959

Alternating year to year, the award is made to a Harvard graduate student for study in France or to a French graduate student attending Harvard.

Greece
Aristides Evangelus Phoutrides Memorial, 1925

Preference for students of Greek birth or of Greek parentage.

Poland
The Harvard Club of Poland Fellowship Fund, 2011

Preference for citizens of Poland.

China
Arthur Theodore Lyman and Henry Sturgis Grew Memorial Scholarships, 1926; The Harvard-China Fellowship Fund, 2009; Guo Family Fellowship Fund, 2011; Qiu Family Fellowship Fund, 2012

Lyman and Grew Fund: Preference for students at the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Dental Medicine with the following preferences (in order):

  1. Students from China;
  2. Students from other areas of Asia.
    Harvard-China, Guo Family, and Qiu Family Funds: Preference for Chinese citizens in graduate degree programs.
Asia
Ayala Scholarship Fund, 1996 and Eugenio Lopez Scholarship Fund, 1996

Both funds give preference to (in order):

  1. Citizens of the Philippines;
  2. Asian nationals;
  3. American students of Filipino descent;
  4. Students of Filipino or Asian history, languages, or other related subjects.
Mexico
The Dionisio Garza Medina Family Harvard University Graduate Fellowship for Mexico 2014, 2014 and The Henry Villalon OPM’99 and Rosalie Ramirez Magana Fellowship Fund, 2014

Medina Family Fund: Preference for Mexican graduate degree students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Design, the Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, or the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Villalon/Ramirez Magana Fund: Preference for Mexican graduate degree students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Kennedy School, or the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Schools Attended

Boston Latin School
Fiske Scholarship Fund, 1970

Preference given to graduates of Boston Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Public And Parochial High Schools
Daniel A. Buckley Bequest, 1905, and Eliot B. Spalding Scholarship Fund, 2001

Buckley Fund: Preference for graduates of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School or other public non-sectarian schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Spalding Fund: Preference for graduates of any Cambridge public high school or parochial high school located in Cambridge, for students with at least five years of prior residency.

Fisk University

Judson Bemis Financial Aid Fund, 1985

For students at the Graduate School of Education, the Divinity School, and the Medical School who are graduates of the following institutions, in order of preference:

  1. Fisk University;
  2. Hampton University;
  3. Any other accredited predominantly African-American college.
Gadsden, Alabama High School
Mark D. Cory Scholarship Fund, 1954

Preference for graduates of Gadsden High School in Gadsden, Alabama.

Belmont Hill School
Thomas Hooker Flint 1958 Memorial Scholarship, 1957

Preference for graduates of Belmont Hill School at Harvard Medical School and Harvard College.

Hampton University
Judson Bemis Financial Aid Fund, 1985

For students at the Graduate School of Education, the Divinity School, and the Medical School who are graduates of the following institutions, in order of preference:

  1. Fisk University;
  2. Hampton University;
  3. Any other accredited predominantly African-American college.
Harvard College
Thomas E. Upham Class of 1968 Fund, 1939

Preference for Harvard College graduates preparing for a career in public service.

Princeton University
Princeton Fellowship, 1910

Preference for graduates of Princeton University in their first year as graduate students at Harvard.

Mansfield, Massachusetts, High School
Frank Lawson Cady Scholarship Fund, 1965, and Frank Milton Cady Scholarship Fund, 1965

Preference for graduates of Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

First-year Graduate Students Or Any Undergraduates From A College Or University In Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Or Kentucky
James A. Rumrill Scholarships, 1909

Undergraduate nominees must have graduated from secondary schools in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, or Kentucky. Graduate students must have been awarded an undergraduate degree from an institution in any of the above-mentioned states.


Ancestry or Name

Joseph and Robert Downer of Wiltshire, England
Charles Downer Scholarship Fund, 1927

Preferences, in order:

  1. Students who bear the surname Downer and who are descendants of Joseph or Robert Downer of Wiltshire, England;
  2. Other students bearing the surname Downer;
  3. Descendants of members of the Harvard Class of 1889;
  4. Residents of the State of Vermont;
  5. Descendants of graduates of Harvard College.
Governor Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts
Albert J. Lynch Scholarship, 1972

Preference for descendants of Governor Thomas Dudley.

David And Beulah Ellis Of Dedham, Massachusetts
Calvin and Lucy Ellis Aid, 1899

Preference for descendants of David Ellis and Beulah Newell of Dedham, Massachusetts, or John Ellis and Hannah Ellis of Walpole, Massachusetts.

John And Hannah Ellis Of Walpole, Massachusetts
Calvin and Lucy Ellis Aid, 1899

Preference for descendants of David Ellis and Beulah Newell of Dedham, Massachusetts, or John Ellis and Hannah Ellis of Walpole, Massachusetts.

Henry Bright, Jr., Of Watertown, Massachusetts
Bright Legacy, 1880

Preference for descendants of Henry Bright, Jr. and Anne Goldstone of Watertown, Massachusetts, who bear the surname Bright.

John Austin Amory, Class Of 1907
John Austin Amory, Class of 1907, Scholarship Fund, 1954

Preference for descendants of John Austin Amory.

Robert Pennoyer
William Pennoyer Bequest, 1670

Preference for descendants of Robert Pennoyer and residents of New Haven, Connecticut.

Alan Bedford Hudson
Baxendale Scholarship, 1928

Preferences, in order:

  1. Descendants of Alan Bedford Hudson;
  2. Students with the name Baxendale or Hudson;
  3. Students from Brockton or Bourne, Massachusetts.
Edward Frederick Slater
Ernest Frederick Slater Scholarship, 1955

Preferences, in order:

  1. Descendants by birth or adoption of Edward F. Slater;
  2. Residents of the City of Orangeburg, South Carolina;
  3. Residents of South Carolina.
    Note: This scholarship is not open to students in their first year at Harvard.
John W. Appel
John W. Appel Loan Fund, 1919

Preference given to descendants of John W. Appel.

Joseph E. And Octavia W. Goodbar
Joseph E. and Octavia W. Goodbar Scholarship, 1965

Preference given to descendants of Joseph and Octavia Goodbar at Harvard College.

Members Of The Harvard College Class Of 1889
Charles Downer Scholarship Fund, 1927

Preferences, in order:

  1. Students who bear the surname Downer and who are descendants of Joseph or Robert Downer of Wiltshire, England;
  2. Other students bearing the surname Downer;
  3. Descendants of members of the Harvard Class of 1889;
  4. Residents of the State of Vermont;
  5. Descendants of graduates of Harvard College.
Members Of The Harvard College Class Of 1902
1902 World War Memorial Scholarships in memory of Andre Cheronnet-Champollion, Edward Ball Cole, and Elbert Walker Shirk, 1923

Preference for descendants of members of the Class of 1902.

Students With The Surname Baxendale Or Hudson
Baxendale Scholarship, 1928

Preferences, in order:
Restrictions, in order of preference:

  1. Descendants of Alan Bedford Hudson;
  2. Students with the name Baxendale or Hudson;
  3. Students from Brockton or Bourne, Massachusetts.
Students With The Surname Thayer
Alexander Wheelock Thayer Bequest, 1899

Preference for students bearing the surname Thayer.

Students With The Surname Downer
Charles Downer Scholarship Fund, 1927

Preferences, in order:

  1. Students who bear the surname Downer and who are descendants of Joseph or Robert Downer of Wiltshire, England;
  2. Other students bearing the surname Downer;
  3. Descendants of members of the Harvard Class of 1889;
  4. Residents of the State of Vermont;
  5. Descendants of graduates of Harvard College.

Other

Children Of Employees Of Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc.
Cabot Corporation Scholarship Fund, 1955

Preference given to sons of employees of Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc., or its subsidiary and associated companies.

Students Of The Jewish Faith
Allen D. and Marion L. Rubin Scholarship Fund, 1981

Preference for students of the Jewish faith.

Native American Indians
William Jones 1900 Fund, 1989; William Stoughton Bequest, 1701

Jones Fund: Preference for students of anthropology or American Indian students.
Stoughton Fund: Preference for 1. Residents of Dorchester or Mattapan, Massachusetts; 2. Residents of Milton, Massachusetts; or 3. Native American students.

U.S. Citizens Of Filipino Descent
Ayala Scholarship Fund, 1996 and Eugenio Lopez Scholarship Fund, 1996

Both funds give preference to (in order):

  1. Citizens of the Philippines;
  2. Asian nationals;
  3. American students of Filipino descent;
  4. Students of Filipino or Asian history, languages, or other related subjects.
Students Preparing To Serve In The Diplomatic Service Of The United States
Caroline Cady Hewey Fund, 1965

Preference for students intending to pursue diplomatic service for the United States.

Graduate Students Pursuing A Career In Public Service, With A Preference For Students At The Harvard Divinity School Or The Harvard School Of Public Health
John U. Monro Fellowship Fund for Public Service, 2008)
Meritorious Scholars With Financial Need
C.V. Starr Scholarship Fund, 2000

Awarded to one meritorious scholar at each of Harvard’s graduate and professional schools with financial need.

Students Whose Area Of Concentration Is Asian Studies
Arthur Daniel Stillman Endowed Beneficiary Aid Fund, 1969

Preference given to (in order):

  1. Students from Southeast Asia;
  2. Students concentrating in academic areas related to Southeast Asian studies.
Graduate Students In The Natural Sciences
John Parker Bequest, 1873

Merit fellowships for students in the natural science programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Students Pursuing A Course Of Study In Theology, Philosophy Or Psychology
Rev. Mary A. Vanderbilt Scholarship Fund, 2000

Preference for students studying theology, philosophy or psychology.

Students Of Electrical Engineering
Harry E. Clifford Fund, 1987
Graduate Students Pursuing Studies Related To Confucius Or Confucianism
Confucius Fellowship in Remembrance of 28 of September - Teacher’s Day, 2000
Students In The Natural Sciences With Preference For Engineering, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, And Physics
Claire Morton Prince Hanks Student Fund, 1966
Students Studying The Environment; Students Doing Cross-disciplinary Research Involving Psychology, Brain Science, Or Engineering; Or Students At The Graduate School Of Education Doing Cross-disciplinary Research
Jack and Elizabeth Meyer University Scholarship Fund, 2005
Students Of Music
Thorvald Otterstrom Memorial Fund, 1968
Graduate Students In Medicine Or Music
Alwin M. Pappenheimer ’99 Fund, 1957
Students At The Graduate School Of Arts And Sciences Or The Harvard Law School Studying German Subjects
Stolper Scholarship Fund, 1989
Students Of Biological Sciences
Anna Vaughn Fund, 1935
Students Of Religion Or Education
Reverend Theodore H. Wilson Bequest, 1990
Students Conducting Biological Research With Preference For Graduate Students Of Anatomy
The Jeffries Wyman Scholarships, 1924

Finally

Finally, the Committee administers the following funds which provide general assistance to Harvard University students. (Applications are not accepted as awards from these funds are made by internal nomination only.)

Priscilla Alden Bequest, 1996
Jason S. Bailey Fund, 1990
Vera Bellus Bequest, 1985
Edmund J. Curley Fund, 1983
Oscar Cutler Scholarship Fund, 1989
Myer Dana and Etta Dana Scholarship Fund, 1953

Students enrolled at Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, or Harvard Law School

Ray Eder Memorial Fund, 1990

Students enrolled at Harvard College or Harvard Law School

Dwight D. Eisenhower Scholarship Fund, 1962
Addison H. Flournoy Bequest, 1967
James Souverine Gallo ’27 Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1993
Handy Scholarship, 1973
Charlotte and Gregory Hankin Student Aid Fund, 1967

Students enrolled at Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, or Harvard Law School

Franklin W. and Eve Caswell Jones Memorial Fund, 1998
Dr. Stephan G. Jones and Wanda W. Jones Scholarship Fund, 1986
Jane and Jeremy Knowles Endowed Scholarship Fund (2008)
Frank S. Lally Fund, 1987
Arthur Lehman Fund, 1936

Students enrolled at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Design, or Harvard Medical School

The James J. Lowell and Anna L. Woodbury Scholarship, 1949
The Walton Brooks McDaniel and Helen Celemia McDaniel Fund, 1996
Barry Mumford and Bertha Mumford Scholarship Fund, 1984
Edward Pickering Parker Scholarship Fund, 1974
The Physical Rehabilitation Fund, 2010
Edward C. Smith Scholarship Fund, 1987
James N. Snitzler Scholarship Fund, 1989
Frank J. Sulloway Fund, 1982
Louis + Ida Tatelman Award Fund, 1990
John E. Thayer Scholarships, 1857
Thomas Van Stone and Ella Van Stone Scholarship, 1973
Jack B Wallach Fund, 1996