Committee on General Scholarships Harvard University

Restricted Scholarships are individual funds, usually endowment funds, created by alumni and other donors to support specific populations of students within the University. They vary widely in their terms, amounts, and focus and therefore provide an interesting history of the changing interests of alumni and donors over time. The preferences of funds may involve ancestry, residency, or academic interest, for example.

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.

Scholarship Aid for Graduate Students
The Committee on General Scholarships does not accept applications for Restricted Scholarships from students. Candidates must be nominated through the financial aid office at the Harvard school in which they are or will be registered. Students are encouraged to make their eligibility known to their financial aid office, according to the procedures of that office, which will be part of your financial aid application to the school.

Competition for awards from Restricted Scholarship funds is generally strong. Most of the funds are open to students in all of the University's schools, which produces a large applicant pool, and the amounts available in a given year are limited.

Please note that documentation of eligibility will be required in some cases. Documentation should be submitted to your financial aid office according to their procedures. Please do not submit documentation directly to the Committee on General Scholarships.

Index by Eligibility Criteria
An index of Restricted Scholarship funds, sorted by eligibility criteria, is presented below. The eligibility criteria is followed by the applicable fund name, and the terms of that fund. Eligibility is divided into four general categories (birthplace/residency/citizenship, schools attended, ancestry/name, other) which are linked to a floating directory at right.

Eligibility based on the birthplace, residency, or citizenship of the student:

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; 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 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.

(International students should also review the International Fellowships listings for other programs which support international students.)

Eligibility based on schools attended by the student:

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.

Eligibility based on the student's ancestors 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.

Eligibility based on other criteria:

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; Ivor and Maria Wayne Scholarship Fund, 2012)
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.

Wayne Fund: Preference for students of American Indian origin.

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).

Students with physical handicaps accepted into degree programs (The Physical Rehabilitation Fund, 2010).


Students at the schools of Business, Divinity, or Medicine whose parents, while serving honorably in any branch of the U.S. military: (1) were killed in action; (2) were declared missing in action; (3) were recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor; (4) were killed in the line of duty; or (5) are currently serving honorably on active duty or retired honorably. (James Chris and Shirley Ann Miller Fellowship Fund, 2007) - Inactive fund.

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 studying Latin American History (John H. Coatsworth Latin American History Fund, 2006)

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, 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
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

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