As of 2010, an education at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, cost about $33,500. However, the university offers ample financial aid and scholarships. Students of various ethnic backgrounds are eligible for several scholarships. Interested students should contact the financial aid office of the college in which they are enrolled. Award amounts are not made public.
Judson Bemis Financial Aid Fund
Established in 1985, the Judson Bemis Financial Aid Fund is given annually to students who have attended Fisk University, Hampton University or another accredited college serving predominantly African Americans. Students must also be enrolled in the Graduate School of Education, the divinity school or the medical school, according to Harvard's website. Eligible students must provide a transcript showing degree completion and graduation date to receive the scholarship.
Ayala Scholarship Fund
The Ayala Scholarship Fund, awarded since 1996, is an annual scholarship given to one student who is a citizen of the Philippines or an Asian national. If no student is eligible, the scholarship is awarded to an American student of Filipino descent or a student studying Filipino or Asian history, language or culture. Applicants must provide documentation, such as a passport, to verify their ancestry.
Arthur Daniel Stillman Endowed Beneficiary Aid Fund
The Arthur Daniel Stillman Endowed Beneficiary Aid Fund was founded in 1969 and awards funding to a student from southeast Asia. If no student is eligible, the funding is awarded to a student studying southeast Asian art, culture, history or language. Students must provide documentation, such as a passport, to verify their ancestry.
William Stoughton Bequest
Established in 1701, the William Stoughton Bequest scholarship is awarded annually to any resident of Dorchester, Mattapan or Milton, Massachusetts. If there is no eligible student enrolled in the university, the scholarship is awarded to a Native American student. All applicants must provide official documentation to verify their residency or ancestry.
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