We complement our need-based HBS Scholarships with a small number of other awards for students with specific backgrounds and interests. These are available to qualified students, even if you do not receive financial aid, and you may apply after your receive your acceptance letter.

RISE Fellowship

The Recognizing Individuals Seeking Equity (RISE) Fellowship will be awarded to up to ten MBA students of any background who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to serving Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and other marginalized communities of color within the US.

John C. Phelan (MBA 1990) Forward Fellowship

The Forward Fellowship is designed to support students from lower-income backgrounds who have carried significant financial burdens or obligations.

George Leadership Fellowship

Open to HBS students in the third year of the joint degree program with Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), the fellowship reflects the foundation's commitment to enhancing public service by investing in character formation and leadership development.

Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship

Open to students demonstrating nonprofit leadership.

Junior Achievement Fellowship

Open to students with Junior Achievement experience.

John H. McArthur Canadian Fellowship

Open to students from all regions of Canada.

The Black Family Fellowship

Administered by the Center for Public Leadership, the Black Family Fellowship provides up to $20,000 a year in tuition support, along with a leadership development program, for 5-8 US veteran/active duty military students at Harvard Business School.

Harvard University General Scholarships

The Committee on General Scholarships administers a small number of special scholarship and fellowship programs that support graduate and undergraduate students across Harvard University. In late winter, a poll is made available to Round 1 admitted students and current students. You may not apply directly to the Committee on General Scholarships but must use the poll.

Traveling Fellowships

Harvard University offers several fellowships for study-related travel. These fellowships are administered by the Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships.

For further information, visit the Traveling Fellowships section of the Committee on General Scholarships website.

Please note: Traveling Fellowships are generally incompatible with the HBS academic schedule.