First Generation / Low Income

Being a first-generation student is a tremendous accomplishment, but one that often comes with a unique set of challenges. As a first-generation student, you may struggle to feel that the resources and opportunities at Harvard were meant for you. We want to remind you that you do belong here, and to encourage you to take advantage of all the resources Harvard has to offer. While you may be the first in your family, you are not alone. Our office is here to support you at every step of your professional journey.

Kohlberg Manacher Foundation Professional Excellence Scholarship

Devangana Rana ’25 recently shared that the Kohlberg Manacher Foundation (KMF) is accepting applications for the Professional Excellence Scholarship Program which can grant up to $15,000 for eligible recipients (see below requirements)! The priority application deadline is May 1st, but …

By Meaghan Shea
Meaghan Shea Assistant Director, Technology, Data Analytics, Life & Physical Sciences & Entrepreneurship
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Resource Spotlight: Vault

Vault is a valuable, comprehensive career planning tool – whether you have a career in mind, are not sure where to begin, or want some options to consider. Peruse this terrific resource to access numerous career guides, explore career fields, …

By Loredana George
Loredana George Assistant Director, Consulting, International Relations, Global Development, Education, Psychology, Global Health, Human Rights, & Alumni Engagement
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Resource Spotlight: MCS Firsthand Advisors

About 80% of all jobs are never posted. This hidden job market means it is even more important to build your professional network. As members of the Harvard community, you have already started building your network, with classmates, teammates, professors, …

By Meaghan Shea
Meaghan Shea Assistant Director, Technology, Data Analytics, Life & Physical Sciences & Entrepreneurship
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