The Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF)


Established in 1992, the Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF) program has become a crucial initiative in supporting the development of a new generation of graduates working for the public interest. The program, administered jointly by the HAA and CPIC, provides the largest source of funding for summer public service at Harvard College.

Through this program, Harvard Alumni Clubs have the opportunity to provide a fellowship to a Harvard undergraduate working with a nonprofit host organization in their local community or area.  Participating Clubs  find the program to be an exciting and creative way both to support Harvard’s students and contribute to their home communities.

Students have applied their fellowships in a variety of places: a pediatric HIV program in St. Louis; a women’s shelter in Washington, D.C.; a youth-enrichment program in South Miami; a theater company in Philadelphia; Students for an Energy-Efficient Environment in Lexington, Kentucky; a museum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and a medical center ob/gyn clinic in Minnesota.