Established in 1983, PBHA’s STRIDE Community Service Scholars Program (formerly known as Stride Rite) supports students of diverse economic and social backgrounds as they become leaders in their communities, both as undergraduates and beyond. To do this, the program provides reflection and skill development opportunities, mentorship, and financial assistance.
For those students who are seeking to engage in an entrepreneurial, high impact service project following graduation, STRIDE established a post-graduate service fellowship. This fellowship is awarded each year to support entrepreneurial projects that reflect a continued commitment to social justice on behalf of the graduating senior. Many of these fellowships have been instrumental in the establishment of high impact non-profit organizations that are gaining national and international recognition. Some of these include Strong Women, Strong Girls, The Boston Worker’s Alliance, Peace First, and On the Rise.
Apply to the STRIDE Postgraduate Fellowship
PBHA’s Stride Fellowships are intended for Harvard seniors who were devoted to service as undergraduates, and who demonstrate a future lifetime commitment to service. The spirit of the award is to provide fellows with the opportunity to put their vision for social change into action. Each fellow is awarded up to $30,000.
The grant money from the Phillips Brooks House Association is intended to support the fellow’s living expenses as they work on a public interest project full-time in the year following graduation.
The committee generally favors projects with the following characteristics:
- Community based
- Within the U.S. (ideally in a community with which the applicant has worked in the past)
- Builds on undergraduate service experience
- Potential for ongoing impact
The committee generally favors applicants with the following characteristics:
- Participated in year-round public service during their undergraduate career
- Built long-term relationships with one or more communities
- Plan to work in a human services profession long-term
- Passionate, energetic, effective leaders