Harvey Fellowship

Awarded By: The Harvey Fellows Program
Updated on Mar 11, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Mar 7, 2024
Amount: USD 16000
United States of AmericaUSA

Scholarship Overview

The Harvey Fellows Program provides scholarships to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations.

Initiated by the Mustard Seed Foundation (MSF) in 1992, the Harvey Fellows Program seeks to mark, equip and encourage individuals to actively integrate their faith and vocation as leaders in strategic occupations.

Applicable course, university, and country

The Harvey Fellowship is awarded to Masters studies. It is not awarded to individuals pursuing undergraduate degrees, post-doctorate or non-degree programs, or part-time studies

The fields of studies covered:

  • Economics, business, and finance in public and private sectors
  • International diplomacy, security, and business
  • Journalism and media
  • Film production and visual and performing arts
  • Public policy and federal, state, and major city government
  • Applied and theoretical sciences
  • Research, teaching, and administration at premier secular colleges and universities


Scholarship amount details

  • Each individual selected for the Harvey Fellowship is awarded an initial stipend of $16,000
  • Fellows are free to use their stipends for legitimate educational expenses which further their vocational goals including tuition, living expenses, research tools or travel, studio space, professional conferences, and interview travel
  • Stipends may be renewed for up to two additional years

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 83.20 (last updated 7th December 2023).
Scholarship amount will be given: Two Years

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this

Eligible student nationality

India, United States Of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • Application Components:
    • Complete Contact Information
    • Current Resume or CV
    • Vocational Goal Statement: The vocational goal statement is a short summary of the applicant’s vocational goals It should explain what the applicant’s degree program will enable him or her to accomplish
    • Affirmation of the Lausanne Covenant: The Lausanne Covenant must be affirmed Affirmation with qualifications to the Covenant are accepted
    • Essays: Five essays are required and one is encouraged with a maximum of 400 words each
      • Personal Faith Statement: Write a personal statement of your Christian faith (what it is that you believe) Explain the significance of your faith in Jesus Christ to your everyday life
      • Vocational goals: Briefly outline your vocational goals Describe the factors that have motivated you to pursue your vocation
      • Impact: Explain how this vocational arena impacts society at large, and how this vocation is strategic to Christ’s kingdom
      • Leadership: Reference at least one recent leadership experience related to your vocational goal If possible, show how you have demonstrated the ability to lead others, particularly as the head of an organization or group
      • Degree Program: Describe the special strengths of the degree program(s) to which you have applied, and how they compare to the acknowledged premier programs in your specialty
      • Other (optional): Please state anything else that is important for us to know about you
    • School and Degree Program Information
    • Recommendation letters: Four recommendation letters are required The letters must come from the applicant’s:
      • Current Local Church
      • Academic Advisor
      • Academic or Professional Field
      • Other Spiritual Recommender
    • Proof of Test scores
    • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate programs through the most recent semester are required
    • Work Sample: The work sample may be a significant piece of academic work (research paper or excerpt, conference presentation, published work, scientific research proposal, recital tape, artwork, etc) Written work samples must be no more than 25 pages in total length
  • No specific deadline mentioned
  • Applicants can study anywhere in the world but are only competitive if the university has an internationally-recognized reputation as a “top five” program in the specific discipline

Scholarship Application: This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates & FAQ info:

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FAQ Link: https://msfdnorg/harveyfellows/applicants/faqs/
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Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Description of his/her Christian faith, and evidence of its strength and maturity
  • Demonstrated ongoing commitment and accountability to the local church
  • Articulation of the strategic nature of his/her vocational arena as a mission field and as a position from which to influence society
  • The argument for the lack of a distinctively Christian voice in that field
  • Demonstrated expertise within the discipline/field
  • Demonstrated passion and ability to lead others
  • Potential to impact people and systemic structures within the field through his/her vocational vision and commitment
  • Ability to be successful in the chosen field of study, profession, and cultural context
  • Outstanding academic history

Special Restrictions: The fellowship program is offering financial aid to Christian students that are pursuing graduate studies at premier institutions in areas believed to be discriminated by Christians and that use a special vision to impact society through their vocations.

Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12th Required
UG Required

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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
To qualify for the award, candidates must have completed the 12th grade.

What is the procedure for applying?
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
One Time