Student Fellowships

The Ash Center is proud to support multiple Harvard Kennedy School students every academic year. Learn more about current and previous fellowships below. Interested students should contact the HKS Student Financial Service Office for more information and to apply. 

Current student fellowships

China and Globalization Program Fellows

The China and Globalization Program Fellowship is awarded to Chinese students with financial need. Leading candidates demonstrate a strong interest in the areas of domestic politics and social development of China, with a focus on public policy challenges. Fellowship recipients will be expected to join the Ash Center in co-curricular activities such as lectures, workshops and conferences.

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Dalio Scholars

The Dalio Fellowship is awarded each year to one Chinese mid-career Mason Program MPA degree student with financial need. Recipients selected are proven leaders in philanthropy or demonstrate clear philanthropy sector leadership potential.

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Ford Foundation Mason Fellows

The Ford Foundation Mason Fellowship will be awarded every year to meritorious Mason Fellows with financial need. Leading candidates will demonstrate strong interest in the overarching issues of concern to the Ash Center: improving democratic institutions and public participation; transparency and information disclosure; public sector innovations; improving urban and municipal governance; and political and social development in Asia.

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Roy and Lila Ash Fellows

The Roy and Lila Ash Fellowship in Democracy is awarded to a meritorious mid-career student with financial need. Leading candidates will demonstrate strong interest in the overarching issues of concern to the Ash Center: improving democratic institutions and public participation; transparency and information disclosure; public sector innovations; improving urban and municipal governance; and political and social development in Asia.

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Below is information about student fellowships previously administered by the Ash Center. Note these fellowship programs are no longer being offered by the Ash Center or HKS. For information about previous recipients of student fellowships administered by the Ash Center, please visit our student alumni page

Previous student fellowships

HKS Indonesia Program Fellowship

The HKS Indonesia Program offered limited financial aid to support Indonesian students admitted to Harvard Kennedy School degree programs.

Hui Fellows

The Hui Fellowship was awarded each year to Chinese mid-career Mason Program MPA degree student and Chinese MPP degree students with financial need. Recipients demonstrated a strong interest in the areas of China’s integration with the world economy and polity, sustainability, socio-economic stability, and those active in civil society, with a focus on public policy challenges. 

Lee Kuan Yew Fellows

The Lee Kuan Yew Fellows Program brought a group of 20 to 25 mid-career students to HKS for one semester each year. Coming from every country in Asia, these students were candidates for the Master in Public Management degree at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.