Funding Resources

Harvard students are encouraged to drop-in at OCS (Office of Career Services at 54 Dunster Street) to discuss funding opportunities, or check the OCS website.  Also check the Harvard Funding Sources Database.

Title Description Eligibility Award Sponsor
Boren Scholarships funded by the NSEP (National Security Education Program) Scholarships to American citizens to study in world regions critical to US interests, including Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zimbabwe US Citizens Undergraduate varies; up to $8,000 for summer Office of International Education
Kenneth I. Juster Fellowships for Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants for undergraduates in the social sciences for international research or international experience and travel Sophomore, Junior, Senior varies Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Fund for Historical Research on Questions of Justice Financial assistance to conduct historical research for their senior thesis on questions of justice. The thesis can be in any area or period of the world’s history. Preference given to applicants who will use the funds for research in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean. Juniors in History, History and Literature, Social Studies and other relevant concentrations varies Department of History
OCS Summer Funding Funding available for summer study abroad (Harvard Summer School and non-Harvard Study Abroad Programs), international programs as well as independent internships and volunteer opportunities. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior average $3,000 Office of Career Services
Harvard Summer School Financial Aid The Financial Aid Office offers Harvard undergraduates who are receiving term-time need-based aid the opportunity to borrow up to $10,000 in a Harvard Loan to help with summer school costs. Enrolled Harvard College students up to $10,000 Harvard College Financial Aid Office