Harvey Fellows Program

In 2016 the Foundation invested $427,600 in support of 40 graduate students preparing to enter strategic vocations in academia, the arts, and the marketplace. We were privileged to award 12 new fellowships to an extraordinary group of graduate students from around the world. The Foundation hosted a Summer Institute in June of 2016 in Arlington, VA to bring Fellows together for a dialogue on the integration of faith and vocation.

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.

2016 Harvey Fellows

Emily Ashby
MA, Architecture
Harvard University

Devin Gouvea
PhD, Philosophy
University of Chicago

Andrew Hanna
MBA, Business and Management
Stanford University

Joshua Jeong
ScD, Public Policy
Harvard University

Benjamin Kohlmann
MBA/MPP, Business and Management
Stanford University

David Kurz
PhD, Natural Science
UC Berkeley

Irene Lo
PhD Engineering and Technology
Columbia University

Daisy Ogembo
M.Phil./D.Phil., Law
Oxford University

Matthew Sharp
PhD, History
University of Pennsylvania

Arielle Swarr
MFA, Drama and Dance
Stanford University

Ashok Poothiyot
MBA, Business and Management
Yale University

Yidi Wang
MD/PhD, Biology
Harvard University