Harvey Fellows Program

In 2018 the Foundation invested $410,047 in support of 38 graduate students preparing to enter strategic vocations in academia, the arts, and the marketplace. We were privileged to award 9 new fellowships to an extraordinary group of graduate students from around the world. The Foundation hosted a Summer Institute in June of 2018 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 $16,000 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.

2018 Harvey Fellows

Jordan Brensinger
PhD, Sociology
Columbia University

Benjamin Gibson
JD, Federal Indian Law
Stanford University

Alex Haskins
PhD, Political Science
University of Chicago

Chenxin Jiang
PhD, Literature
University of Chicago

Rachel Lamb
PhD, Earth Science
University of Maryland

Maggie Makar
PhD, Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kathryn Mogk
PhD, Literature
Harvard University

Michael Silvestri
MBA, Business and Management, Consulting
Harvard University

Naicheng Wangyu
MBA, Business and Management, Entrepreneurship & General Management
Stanford University