The Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF)
Established in 1992, the Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF)
program has become a crucial initiative in supporting the development of
a new generation of graduates working for the public interest. The
program, administered jointly by the HAA and CPIC, provides the largest
source of funding for summer public service at Harvard College.
Through this program, Harvard Alumni Clubs have the opportunity to provide a fellowship to a Harvard
undergraduate working with a nonprofit host organization in their local
community or area. Participating Clubs find the program to be
an exciting and creative way both to support Harvard’s students and
contribute to their home communities.
Students have applied their fellowships in a variety of places: a
pediatric HIV program in St. Louis; a women’s shelter in Washington,
D.C.; a youth-enrichment program in South Miami; a theater company in
Philadelphia; Students for an Energy-Efficient Environment in Lexington,
Kentucky; a museum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and a medical center
ob/gyn clinic in Minnesota.
In 2011, 19 Harvard Clubs and 1 Shared Interest Group raised
over $90,000 to fund 30 fellowships that impacted 16 cities across the
To read about the experiences of two of last year’s Summer Community Service Fellowship recipients, please visit: