U.S. Latino Leadership Fellowship

U.S. Latino Leadership Fellowship

One of the many fellowships offered through the Center for

Public Leadership at the Kennedy School is the U.S. Latino Leadership


The fellowship brings together a diverse and talented group

of emerging leaders who are committed agents of

transformation in underserved communities in the U.S.

U.S. Latino Leadership Fellows have addressed disparities in

their communities through efforts in public policy, education, economic

development, health care, immigration, social entrepreneurship, and a variety

of other fields.

The fellowship provides:

  • Full tuition scholarship, health insurance fees, and a living stipend for a master’s degree program at Harvard Kennedy School.
  • A comprehensive co-curricular leadership development program set within the Harvard ecosystem—a robust network of faculty, students, and opportunity.
  • Engagement with mentors and highly accomplished leaders who will enhance your ability to impact the communities you serve.


To apply for this fellowship, you must first apply to one of the Kennedy School’s master’s degree programs. After applying to HKS, you can apply for the fellowship through the HKS Financial Assistance application, which will be available later this fall. 

The fellowship is open to all admitted master’s degree program students at

Harvard Kennedy School. Domestic students from underrepresented groups with an

interest in business, medicine, law, education, and public health are

encouraged to apply.

Applicants are considered based on their leadership

potential and demonstrated interest and work in reducing disparities in Latino

and other underserved communities in the U.S. Successful candidates will also

demonstrate excellent academic credentials.

Meet the 2022-2023

U.S. Latino Leadership Fellows on the CPL website >>