Laura Houghteling Memorial Fellowship

Harvard University

Grant amount: Approximately US $4,000

Deadline: Mar 22, 2018 9:00am PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Massachusetts

University restriction: Harvard University

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The Laura Houghteling Memorial Fellowship provides one or two awards each year to students planning a career in elementary or secondary education. Each year, one or two fellowships of about $4000 each may be awarded, and must be used for the reduction of recipients’ student loan indebtedness.

The friends and family of Laura Houghteling, have established this fund as a means both of preserving Laura’s spirit, and of sustaining one of the visions of social service that she had hoped herself to enact. Laura was committed to the idea of public service, and was exploring careers in women’s advocacy and children’s education.

We envision the ideal Houghteling Fellowship winner to be:

  • a person who embodies Laura’s spirit in his or her wide range of interests
  • commitment to public service
  • (especially) caring for young people

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Anyone who plans a career in K-12 education and is on financial aid is invited to apply.
  • Harvard seniors who are receiving financial aid are eligible.


  • Preference shall be given to applicants interested in elementary education.