The Martha H. Mauzy Award for Advancement of Democratic Governance

Marty MauzyDeadline extended! All applications due Tuesday, April 18th, 11:59 pm.

Marty Mauzy was Executive Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation from 2004 to 2016, during which time her leadership, experience, and commitment contributed to 12 years of inspiring growth. Marty’s storied and impressive career at Harvard University spanned 35 years.

The Martha H. Mauzy Award for Advancement of Democratic Governance began in 2017 in recognition of Marty’s legacy of leadership and innovation at the Ash Center, her fierce protection of the vision of founding donor Roy Ash to ‘protect the fragile institution of democracy,’ and her commitment to unique learning opportunities for students.

The award is presented to a graduating student at Harvard Kennedy School who demonstrates a unique commitment, through scholarship and practice, to making governance more participatory, transparent, responsive, or representative.

Deadline extended! Award submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 18th. Click here to access the application.

Any student enrolled in an HKS degree program or joint degree who is graduating in Spring, 2017 is eligible for this award. Students may apply on their own behalf, or nominate a meritorious classmate. The award, which will be presented at the 2017 HKS Class Day and at a separate ceremony hosted by the Ash Center, includes both a monetary award and a certificate.