• Confirm/determine your loan eligibility, by emailing the Financial Aid office at LRAP@hbs.edu with permission to share your eligibility calculation with the committee.
  • complete the application form and submit your application and all supporting documents as a single PDF file.
  • Use your lefa email address and lefa password to register at "filetransfer.hbs.edu", where you will submit via LRAP@hbs.edu. If you are having trouble logging into filetransfer.hbs.edu using your LEFA address and password, as a work-around, please create a guest account using a personal e-mail address.
  • Once you have submitted your application utilizing the HBS secure file transfer tool, please retain the sent receipt that the tool will immediately send you. Once your application is downloaded, you will also receive another receipt notifying you that your file has been opened. If you do not receive the download receipt within the first seven days of October, please email your sent receipt to LRAP@hbs.edu and FinAid@hbs.edu. The LRAP Committee decisions will be sent by mid- December.

Applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee on an annual basis. The application deadline is October 1, 2016, at 9:00 am for the 2017 award.

The only application deadline is October 1, at 9:00 am. Applicants who have questions or concerns regarding the materials needed to meet the deadline should submit the following well in advance of the October 1 deadline: a statement of where you are in the process that clearly indicates your questions and concerns, and as much of your application as you have completed. LRAP will review these materials on a case-by-case basis to advise on the feasibility of participation within the program constraints. If, after receiving your application, the Fellowship Selection Committee needs further information, you may be contacted with follow-up questions.

Late applications will be accepted for review by the committee on a case-by-case basis up until the committee meets in early November, and an award is not guaranteed. In submitting your application, please note the reason for the late application.