Invest in the next generation of policy leaders.

The world requires a new kind of policy leader today—one who is willing to find and face the facts that lead to measurable results. Student scholarship support is vital to our efforts to recruit and train the best and most diverse scholars, and allows students to pursue unparalleled training at Harris regardless of financial means.

Training the Next Generation of Leaders

Your scholarship support equips Harris to recruit and train the best and diverse scholars.

Because of your generosity, students pursue unparalleled training at Harris regardless of financial means.

Fund Scholarships for the Next Generation of Policy Leaders

Empower future leaders in public policy by funding or helping to fund a scholarship for Harris students.

Endowed Scholarships

Name an endowed scholarship in your honor or in honor of a loved one. When you fund an endowed scholarship, you can share your preferences for which students benefit, and you will receive an annual report on the student recipient(s).

For more information about establishing an endowed fund, please contact Rena Dascal, Director of Development, at

Harris Fellowships

We are also grateful to our partners for establishing Harris fellowships:

  • Irving B. Harris Fellowship covers 100 percent of tuition plus a stipend.
  • Knoll Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong interest in international affairs, defense policy or federal education policy.
  • Wendt Fellowship, funded by College alumnus Greg Wendt, AM’83, supports students who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, a strong academic record, and interest in public service.

Student Spotlight

Headshot of Robert Galen Pierce-Gardner
Robert Galen Pierce-Gardner – MPP 2017 - Harris Alumni Fellowship

“It was a great honor to be chosen. I’m reminded of it whenever I pause and take stock of what a great opportunity it is to be able to attend Harris. I would like to thank the alumni and other donors, I firmly intend to return the favor in paying it forward for future fellowship recipients.”

Robert Galen Pierce-Gardner



Shannon Gedo, MPP Class of 2020, Receives Harris Alumni Fellowship

The Harris Alumni Fellowship was launched in 2012 by the Harris Alumni Council in an effort to show support for exceptional students.