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Mustard Seed Foundation & Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities: Harvey Fellows Program

Date posted: 06/04/2010

Award: $12,000 renewable for up to two years beyond the initial award

Field: intl economics, journalism, news media, telecommunications, govt, corporate or university-sponsored high-tech research, visual and performing arts, law, corporate and international finance, educational policy; research, teaching, administration

Eligibility: Students entering graduate work at top-ranked universities in above listed fields; The program seeks students who believe that their graduate school education will prepare them to be missionaries to a particular marketplace sector

Contact Information:

Address: Harvey Fellows Program Mustard Seed Foundation 7115 Leesburg Pike, Suite 304 Falls Church, VA 22043
Web site: http://msfdn.org/harveyfellows/

Additional information:

Annual award to provide financial support and spiritual encouragement to evangelical Christians who are enrolled in top-rated graduate programs, either in the United States or abroad, and are pursuing careers of leadership in vocations where evangelical Christians are underrepresented. Applications are accepted between August 1 and November 1 for Fellowships to begin in the fall of the following academic year. Qualifications The following are requirements to qualify for a Harvey Fellowship: Christian Faith All persons receiving support from the Mustard Seed Foundation must demonstrate personal faith in Jesus Christ and desire to serve and witness in his name. The Lausanne Covenant best articulates the theological vision of the Mustard Seed Foundation. All applicants must either affirm the Lausanne Covenant as an expression of their faith and theological understanding; OR submit a statement in their application articulating how their theological understanding differs from the Covenant. In addition, the Foundation expects to see a strong correlation between a successful applicant and involvement in his/her local church. Graduate Study An individual must be enrolled in or have applied to a full-time graduate program. The Harvey Fellowship is not awarded to individuals pursuing undergraduate degrees, post-doctorate or non-degree programs, or part-time studies. Premier Institutions An individual must be attending or applying to a premier university — typically those with an internationally recognized reputation as a “top five” program in the specific discipline, or studying with an advisor (and/or team) who is an internationally recognized expert in their field — which will likely position the individual for a career in top companies, institutions and organizations worldwide. Strategic Fields An individual must be able to demonstrate that their intended vocational field has a significant impact on society, and yet appears to be underrepresented by Christians. We understand that these fields may vary in different countries or contexts as applicants come from and are planning to work in different countries around the world. Therefore the applicant is responsible to make a strong case for the strategic nature and underrepresentation of Christians in the field or context in their application.

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