Make an impact at Harris.

The Harris story began with a group of fearless thinkers who knew that policy education could be done differently. For more than 30 years, our community has been united by a dedication to their founding idea: a data-driven approach would make the biggest impact.

Addressing today’s global, interconnected challenges requires a new generation of smart, bold policy leaders who put evidence first. Harris Public Policy stands ready to equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to change the world.

The Annual Funds

The Annual Funds provide funding for every aspect of life at Harris and consists of three different funds: the Harris Alumni Scholarship Fund, Harris Internship Fund and the Harris Fund.

The Harris Fund allows us to respond quickly to new needs for our students and faculty and helps us plan for Harris’s continued growth. Each year, the Harris Fund supports top priorities such as faculty research, academic centers, and emergency aid. Donors to the Harris Fund provide essential resources for our operations and support Harris’s future as a preeminent training ground for policy leadership.

The Harris Alumni Scholarship Fund was created in 2012 by the Harris Alumni Council to support student scholarships. Financial aid allows Harris to attract the best and brightest future policy leaders and build a diverse and engaged student body. With a gift to the Harris Alumni Scholarship Fund, you join our community of donors who have invested in the next generation of policy leaders.

The Harris Internship Fund provides crucial financial support for student internships. Funding for unpaid or underpaid internships frees students to pursue their passions without financial stressors and leads to rewarding careers with real impact. $5,000 supports a student for the summer and gives them the chance to build the skills and make the connections they need to be successful after graduation.

Harris continues to offer unique degree programs, leadership initiatives, and experiential learning opportunities -- crucial tools that train our students as leaders who will have an enduring impact on our global community. 

With a gift to Harris, you join a community of alumni and friends committed to making a positive impact on public policy.

Make an impact, support Harris today.

Your Impact

Each year, the Harris Annual Funds support crucial initiatives that enable us to make a measurable impact on the field of public policy. Thanks to your support Harris was recently able to:

  • Enroll 600 new policy leaders in Master's and PhD programs
  • Provide 79% of Master's students with financial support
  • Maintain a 22:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Help 94% of students find a job within 6 months of graduation
  • Fund 89 otherwise unpaid internships
  • Support 190 student-run events
  • Offer 3,671 hours of advising and career coaching