The following need-based financial aid funds support qualifying Harvard Graduate School of Design students. Eligible students do not apply for these scholarships but rather are chosen based on their financial need in accordance with GSD Financial Aid policies and methodologies. Questions about financial aid can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.

GSD scholarships come from a variety of sources, including endowed (named) funds and gifts from generous donors, as well as school funds earmarked for financial aid. Students considered for these funds may be asked to provide additional information about themselves. Questions can be directed to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Alumni Council – Alan Altshuler Fund for Financial Aid

Established in 2007 by members of the GSD Alumni Council in honor of Alan Altshuler, former Dean of the Faculty of Design, the fund provides financial aid for students attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Gregory S. Baldwin Fellowship

Established in 2012 by the Baldwin family through the Lamb-Baldwin Foundation in honor of Gregory S. Baldwin AB ’62, MArch ’66, MAUD ’67, the fellowship provides financial assistance for a top-performing GSD student enrolled in their final semester of study in the Master in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Design programs.

Jordan Braverman Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2018 by Dr. Irwin Braverman AB ’51 in memory of his brother Jordan Braverman AB ’58, GSD ’59, the fund provides financial aid for GSD students in the Master in Urban Planning program.

Professor Bill Breger MArch ’45 Fund in Honor of Professor Walter Gropius

Established in 2014 by Krystyna and Bill Breger MArch ’45 in celebration of the GSD's 75th anniversary and Professor Breger’s 90th birthday, the fellowship honors the legacy of Dr. Gropius by providing financial aid for GSD students in the Master in Architecture program who are working in the spirit of Dr. Walter Gropius.

Araldo A. Cossutta MArch ’52 Fund for Financial Aid

Established in 1986 by Araldo Cossutta MArch ’52, the fund is a full-tuition, merit-based award given to a GSD student who has successfully completed the core program for the Master in Architecture program and whose design work consistently shows outstanding promise.

Lawrence H. and Marla G. Curtis Fellowship

Established in 2010 by Lawrence H. Curtis MAUD ’83 and Marla Curtis, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students in the Doctor of Design Studies or Doctor of Philosophy programs whose area of study is related to urban planning.

Macy DuBois Canadian Fund

Established in 2008 by family and friends in memory of Mr. Macy DuBois MArch ’58, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students from Canada.

Katherine G. Farley, MArch ’76 Fellowship

Established in 1999 in honor of Katherine G. Farley March ’76, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students in the Master in Architecture program, with a preference for women.

Roger Ferris and Partners Fellowship

Established in 2016 by a Roger P. Ferris MDes ’93, LF ’92, the fellowship provides financial aid for students attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Phil Freelon Fellowship

Established in 2016 by Perkins&Will in honor of Phil Freelon LF ’90, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students with the aim of opening access and expanding opportunities for underrepresented members of the GSD community.

Grounded Visionaries Alumni Council Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2017 by members of the GSD Alumni Council in honor of the Grounded Visionaries fundraising campaign, the fund provides financial aid for students attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Jack Gruber Fund for Financial Aid

Established in 1993 by David Henig MArch ’93, the fund provides financial aid for students attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Henry Browne Hoover Fellowship

Established in 1989 by family and friends in memory of Henry Browne Hoover MArch ’26, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students whose area of study is in residential architecture.

Horne Family Fellowship

Established in 2018 by the Horne Family Charitable Foundation on behalf of Mark M. Colman AB ’83, MBA ’87 and Bridget Colman, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students from Canada.

India Design Leadership Fund

Established in 2018 by Siddharth Yog MBA ’04, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students from India.

John E. (Jack) Irving Fellowship

Established in 2014 by John K. F. Irving AB ’83, MBA ’89 and Anne Irving Oxley in honor of their father, Jack Irving, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students from Canada.

John E. Johnson, Ph.D., and Etta G. Johnson Fellowship

Established in 2020 by Carrie Alice Johnson MArch ’93 in honor of her parents, John and Etta Johnson, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students with the aim of opening access and expanding opportunities for underrepresented members of the GSD community who are from the United States.

Fred Koetter Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2014 by Peter Coombe MArch ’88 and Betty Chen AB ’87 in honor of Fred Koetter, the fund provides financial aid for GSD students.

Geoffrey R. Le Plastrier Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2004 by Geoffrey Le Plastrier MArch ’75, the fund provides financial aid for GSD students who are Australian citizens and graduates of accredited Australian universities with a degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or planning.

Brenda A. Levin Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2007 by Lynn C. Schneider MArch ’77 to honor Brenda A. Levin MArch ’76, the fund provides financial aid for GSD students whose area of study is in architecture and real estate, with a preference for women.

Paul C.K. Lu MLA ’67 Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2016 by Mark Lu and Professor Vivian E. Shih, MD, AM ’98 in memory of his late father and her late husband, Paul Lu, the fund provides financial aid for GSD students whose area of study is in sustainability.

Richard T. Murphy MLA ’80 Fellowship

Established in 2018 by Richard T. Murphy MLA ’80, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students in the Master in Landscape Architecture II program.

Nagle-Johnson Family Fellowship

Established in 2018 by Perkins&Will in honor of Ralph Johnson MArch ’73 and Kathleen Nagle MArch ’87, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students with the aim of opening access and expanding opportunities for underrepresented members of the GSD community.

Gennosuke Obata Fellowship

Established in 2018 by Nipsea Management Co Pte Ltd. in honor of Gennosuke Obata, the company’s fourth president, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students with a preference for students from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Peter R. Rice Scholarship Fund for Irish Students

Established in 2004 by friends and family in memory of Peter R. Rice, the fellowship supports GSD students from Ireland.

Peter G. Rowe Scholarship Fund

Established in 2004 by friends and alumni in honor of Peter G. Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, and former Dean of the Faculty of Design, the fund provides financial aid for GSD doctoral students from East Asia.

Peter G. Rowe Financial Aid Fund for International Students

Established in 2004 by members of the GSD Visiting Committee in honor of Peter G. Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, and former Dean of the Faculty of Design, the fund provides financial aid for international GSD students.

Moshe Safdie Fellowship

Established in 2017 by Moshe Safdie, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students from Israel or Palestine.

Daniel L. Schodek Fellowship

Established in 2014 by Elizabeth Kay Schodek in honor of her husband, Professor Daniel L. Schodek, the fellowship provides financial aid for an incoming GSD student to the Doctor of Design program whose area of study is in technology.

Harry and Penelope Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2005 by Penelope and Harry Seidler MArch ’46, the fund provides financial aid for students attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Eduard Sekler Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 by former GSD students of Professor Eduard Sekler, Emeritus Professor of Architecture, and Emeritus Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Art, the fund provides financial aid for GSD students in the MArch II, MAUD, MDes, and DDes degree programs with a proven interest in the history, theory, criticism, historic preservation of architecture and/or urban design in Europe and non-western countries.

David Kenneth Specter Fellowship

Established in 2013 by family in memory of David Kenneth Specter AB ’52, MArch ’58, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students in the MArch I program who aim to study contemporary urbanism from an international perspective.

Spiro Fellowship

Established in 1981 by Lionel B. Spiro AB ’60, MArch ’63, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students with a preference for students working across disciplines.

Carl F. Steinitz Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2002 by Jack Dangermond MLA ’69, Nickolas Faust, Lawrie Jordan MLA ’75, and Bruce Rado MLA ’73 in honor of Carl F. Steinitz, Emeritus Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, this fund provides financial aid for GSD students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program with a concentration in geographical information systems.

James G. Stockard, Jr. MCP ’68, LF ’78 Fund

Established in 2015 by alumni and friends of the Loeb Fellowship program in honor of Jim Stockard MCP ’68, LF ’78, former curator of the Loeb Fellowship, the fund provides financial aid for GSD students who demonstrate a professional interest in affordable housing and community development.

UNIQLO Fellowship

Established in 2014 by Tadashi Yanai, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students from Japan.

Zaha Hadid / Omniyat Fellowship

Established in 2016 by Mahdi Amjad in honor of Zaha Hadid, the fellowship provides financial aid for GSD students in the Master in Architecture program who are from the Middle East and North Africa region.

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