PBHA Service Scholarships and Fellowships

The PBHA Service Scholarships and Fellowships Program was established in 1983 by the Stride Rite Foundation. The goal of the program is to support students of diverse economic and social backgrounds as they become leaders in their communities, both as undergraduates and beyond. To do this, the program provides reflection and skill development opportunities, mentorship an financial assistance.


PBHA Service Scholars Program

Scholarships are awarded to low-income, undergraduate students to support a consistent, year-round commitment to service. Scholars join a community of 30 undergraduates dedicated to service and social justice. The group engages in reflection and shared learning, guided by Stride Rite Program staff. In addition, Scholars receive financial support and one-on-one mentorship. Any rising sophomore, junior or senior who is Federal Work Study Eligible, or who is from a low-income background is welcome to apply.

Contact Jesse Leavitt with questions about eligibility or the program.

For testimonials, check out: Quotes from Former Scholars

The application for 2012-2013 is now available! Priority deadline is April 27, with a rolling deadline until spots are full. Click here for the downloadable forms to print, sign, attach a resume, letter and recommendation to, and turn in to PBH room 301.


Postgraduate Fellowship

The PBHA Postgraduate Fellowships, formerly known as Stride Rite Fellowships, are intended for Harvard seniors who were devoted to service as undergraduates, and who demonstrate a future lifetime commitment to service. The spirit of the award is to provide fellows with the opportunity to put their vision for social change into action. Each fellow is awarded up to $30,000.

The grant money from the Pforzheimer Endowment is intended to support the fellow’s living expenses as they work on a public interest project full-time in the year following graduation.

Applications for the Class of 2012 closed with the most elite group of proposals in years. Congratulations to Daniel Villafana, who has been offered a Fellowship to implement an arts-based curricula in school classrooms and afterschool at a new two-way bilingual Boston Public high school.