Harvey Fellows Overview
Initiated by the Mustard Seed Foundation (MSF) in 1992, the Harvey Fellows Program seeks to mark, equip and encourage individuals to actively integrate their faith and vocation as leaders in strategic occupations. We understand God to be creator and sustainer, not only of human beings, but of society’s disciplines and structures which make up our world. We believe God uses individuals to redeem these structures. We therefore desire to empower students who evidence the passion and ability to lead others as they participate in God’s work in the world. Through the program, the Foundation seeks to identify, prepare, and celebrate this generation’s Daniels, Esthers, Josephs and Lydias — people of God willing and able to assume positions of leadership and influence for the cause of Christ in fields such as media, government, scientific research, industry, the arts, and higher education.
1. To identify and mark Christian graduate students who possess exceptional leadership and academic abilities, and validate these abilities as gifts from God, worthy of cultivation.
2. To equip them with financial resources necessary to undertake advanced study at premier graduate institutions in preparation for vocations that are culturally influential, and where there is little Christian presence.
3. To encourage Harvey Fellows to lead integrated lives, addressing important societal issues from within the framework of a Christ-centered worldview, by offering a forum for the exchange of ideas on the integration of faith, learning, and vocation, and encouraging the development of a network of talented Christians who are leaders in numerous occupational arenas.