Harvey Fellows Program

In 2015 the Foundation invested $312,000 in support of 32 graduate students preparing to enter strategic vocations in academia, the arts, and the marketplace. We were privileged to award 15 new fellowships to an extraordinary group of graduate students from around the world.

The Mustard Seed Foundation initiated the Harvey Fellows Program in 1992 to mark, equip, and encourage followers of Jesus Christ who seek to actively integrate their faith and vocations as leaders in strategic occupations where Christians appear to be underrepresented. This idea grew from our understanding of God as Creator and Redeemer, not only of human beings, but also of society’s disciplines and structures. Our desire is to identify, prepare, and celebrate this generation’s Josephs, Lydias, Daniels, and Esthers—Christians who will assume positions of leadership and influence in society. The Harvey Fellowship is a stipend of $12,000 that may be renewed for up to two additional years. The award is given to outstanding students enrolled at a premier graduate degree program and is therefore very competitive. Harvey Fellows typically attend schools considered by professionals to be among the top five globally in a given subject area or specialty.

2015 Harvey Fellows

Talene Bilazarian
PhD, Political Science
Oxford University

Wilson Carroll
MA, Architecture
Yale University

Tze Khian (David) Chin
DMA, Music
Eastman School of Music

Esther Cho
PhD, Sociology
UC Berkeley

Lucy Guarnera
PhD, Public Policy
University of Virginia

Bronwyn Alison Isaacs
PhD, Anthropology
Harvard University

Abishek Jebaraj
LLM, Law
Georgetown University

Stephanie Koning
PhD, Sociology
University of Wisconsin

Anthony Koros
MFA, Drama and Dance
New York University

John Liu
PhD, Engineering and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ashok Poothiyot
MBA, Business and Management
Yale University

Kevin Rustagi
MBA, Business and Management
Stanford University

William Simpson
PhD, Philosophy
Cambridge University

George Thampy
MBA, Business and Management
Stanford University

Hannah Waits
PhD, History
UC Berkeley