Announcing the 2021 Black Family Fellowship for Veterans

November 12, 2020

The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School seeks to recruit its next cohort of Black Family Fellows for Academic Year 2021-2022.

The Black Family Graduate Fellowship provides vital financial support and a comprehensive leadership development program for up to 25 students annually at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School (HBS), and Harvard Law School (HLS) who are veterans and active duty military students from the United States. It brings together young men and women who have served and sacrificed for their country to bring fresh, responsible and ethical leadership to the US and the world.

HKS students who are entering their first year in their graduate degree program are eligible to apply. Incoming first years and continuing students from HBS and HLS are eligible, as are joint and concurrent degree students.

To apply for the 2021-2022 academic year, prospective degree candidates must complete the following two steps:

1. Apply to Harvard Kennedy School by December 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For incoming first-year students to HBS and HLS, please refer to respective school websites for application details.
Apply for the Black Family Fellowship by February 4, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EST for HKS. HBS and HLS have later deadlines, noted on the CPL website.

With your support, we hope to reach a diverse group of veterans and active duty military leaders who are committed to making this world a better place. Please share this information widely. If you, or anyone you know, has questions about applying to HKS and/or the fellowship please contact me at Myrish_Antonio@hks.harvard.edu.

Thank you for your support in getting the word out about this exciting fellowship opportunity!


Dana H. Born, Ph. D. (Brigadier Gen, USAF Retired)
Chair, Senior Executive Fellows Program
Faculty Advisor, Black Family Graduate Fellowship
Lecturer in Public Policy