Student Fellowships

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

China and Globalization Program Fellows
The China and Globalization Program Fellowship was awarded each year to a Chinese Mason Fellow student with financial need. Leading candidates demonstrated a strong interest in the areas of domestic politics and social development of China, with a focus on public policy challenges.  

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.