HBAS is raising a minimum of $3500 to cover the cost of living expenses for an undergraduate student selected for the Summer Community Service Fellowship Program. Funds above and beyond the $3500 goal will be reserved for future Fellowships.
This year, the Fellowship will provide funding to a Harvard College sophomore who will conduct a 10-week long public service project teaching African and African-American Studies Courses to African American students in the 7th through 9th grades during a summer enrichment program in Maryland Heights, MO.
May 1st, 2019
Why We're Doing This
The Board has reviewed applications that, beyond the stellar academic performance of the students, illustrate a tremendous commitment to communities that would greatly benefit from the work proposed. Our dollars fuel the continuation of this spirit of service.
This year, our selected undergraduate's goal is to demonstrate to a vulnerable demographic of students at her former alma mater that "race and culture can be positively integrated into the classroom" in an effort to help students learn that " positive black identity and academic success are not mutually exclusive".
The Harvard Clubs Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF) Program enables Harvard undergraduates to perform public service in one of several communities across the country. SCSF is coordinated through the joint efforts of the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). Local Clubs commit to funding a summer intern and raising money from their alumni/ae base. Typically, students identify internships of their choosing with support from CPIC. In their applications, students will write a project narrative (max. 750 words) proposing a project they would like to work on. Students must also submit copies of their resume, unofficial transcript, and a project budget. A letter of sponsorship must be submitted from the student's host organization in order to receive funding from CPIC.