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Extraordinary Opportunities

Extraordinary Opportunities

A concert with Yo Yo Ma '75, a chat with Jeffrey Sachs '76, M.A. '78, Ph.D. '80, and the chance to bring the lessons of Harvard back to New York. These are the kinds of extraordinary opportunities the Foundation provides.

The Foundation also offers two Harvard Club Summer Community Service Fellowships (SCSF) to allow Harvard undergraduates to perform public service in the New York City area. The process runs through the Center for Public Interest Careers and the Harvard Alumni Association, but students locate and arrange an unpaid internship with a local nonprofit organization and then apply to the Harvard Club of New York for the fellowship. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000, and fellows are expected to work full-time for 10-12 weeks on their public service project.
Scholarships for Undergraduates

For many, attending Harvard is a dream. Even for those who are admitted to Harvard, it can still be a dream because of the financial costs associated. The Foundation has lightened that load for students for over 50 years. What is a Harvard education for a bright mind entering its prime? What of the resources that are available? The travel, the jobs, the training and the group of peers? One can only sum it up as an Extraordinary Opportunity. Learn about these extraordinary students when you Meet Our Scholars.

Mid-Career MPAs at the Kennedy School of Government

Going to school can be difficult. Leaving New York City mid-career to develop a stronger sense of public service takes incredible commitment. The Foundation-funded New York City Fire Fighters, Police, and Emergency Workers Public Service Fellowship, though, encourages a first responder from New York to do exactly that and then put the knowledge gained to work again for New York City. Read about those Extraordinary Opportunities when you Meet Our Graduate Fellows.

Changing Public Schools in the Bronx

Through a combination of on-site workshops and six expansive online courses, the WIDE World Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education engaged 86 administrators and educators with important training to help them become more effective. The Foundation’s support brought this Extraordinary Opportunity to these schools and touched the lives of over 3,000 students through their teachers. You can read more about this program on the GSE’s site.

Extraordinary Education and Culture

The Foundation also creates Extraordinary Opportunities for members of the Harvard Club of New York, when it brings Professor Jeffrey Sachs ’76, M.A. ’78, Ph.D. ’80, Yo Yo Ma ’75, Professor Gerald Frug, NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Ambassador Nicholas Burns and many others to the Club to share their experiences, their perspectives and their art with the membership. To learn more about these Extraordinary Opportunities for Club members, please visit the Events page. If you are not a Club member and are eligible to join, you can find additional information and an application on the Club website or you can contact the Admissions Office at admissions@hcny.com or (212) 827-1203.

The Harvard Club of New York Foundation
"Starting college felt like quite a leap after graduating from high school. There was this sudden realization that I was growing up into an adult, and I felt unprepared. During my time in the Fall Clean-Up pre-orientation program, I realized that most of my fear was unfounded. The gaps of loneliness I felt were quickly filled with new friendships. Once school started, I felt cared for by the entire Harvard community—from the dining hall staff to my proctor to all my advisors. My first semester was a wonderful experience, in which I was able to make great connections with friends and classmates. Because of my interests in journalism, I joined The Harvard Crimson, which I saw as a great outlet for my writing as well as a home to a close-knit community of people who all share the same love for journalism. It truly allowed my creativity to flourish. In addition to The Crimson, I joined various other organizations including the Harvard Islamic Society and Harvard College Students for Bangladesh, where I had a space to interact with students who I could culturally identify with. This winter break I worked at the Harvard Club of New York. My colleagues were all very welcoming and I easily transitioned into the workspace. I am grateful for being a Foundation Scholar for providing me with this opportunity. I learned a great deal about working in an office setting and met amazing people during my time there, and I hope that I can return in the future."

Tasnim Ahmed '17
HCNY Foundation Scholar