Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowships
Harvard Committee on General Scholarship
Deadline:  01st March

B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology),B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture),B.Plan. (Bachelor of Planning),B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce),B.Voc. (Bachelor of Vocation),B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science),B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration),B.F.Tech. (Bachelor of Fashion Technology),B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fishery Science),B.H.M. (Bachelor of Hotel Management),B.Des. (Bachelor of Design),B.Text. (Bachelor of Textile),B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy),B.B.I. (Bachelor of Banking and Insurance)
United States

Scholarship Overview

The Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowships support graduate students who are residents and citizens of Brazil who are committed to becoming leaders in their field and making a difference in Brazil in a career dedicated to creating social impact in the country. Applicants must planning to enroll in full-time degree programs at one of Harvard's graduate and professional schools, with a preference for, but not limited to, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, or the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The fellowships are made possible by the generosity of Jorge Paulo Lemann.


Fellowship recipients must be enrolling in full-time, in-residence degree programs which run during the regular academic year. Students in part-time, summer, or on-line programs are not eligible for consideration.

How To Apply

Fellowships are awarded for the duration of a single degree program, generally up to two years. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of merit and financial need. Candidates should apply for consideration before entering the U.S. and prior to the start of their Harvard programs. Candidates must apply to and be accepted to an academic program at the university independently from this fellowship application. Admission to the University does not guarantee a fellowship award. Recipients are expected to return to Brazil to contribute to the country following the completion of their degree program.

The online application requires the following materials:

• Application form.

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

• Statement of Purpose.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my documentation?

Students do not submit documentation directly to the Committee on General Scholarships. Documentation should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office of the school in which you plan to enroll, according to that office's policy and procedures.

How do I apply for ancestry-based funding?

Applicants to Harvard's graduate and professional schools should identify themselves as eligible for ancestry-based funding through the Financial Aid Office of the school in which they plan to enroll. Applicants to Harvard College may apply for consideration directly to the Committee on General Scholarships by submitting a letter requesting consideration for the scholarship, including their Harvard College class, a summary of the genealogy that qualifies the applicant, and address, telephone, and email contact information. The letter must be accompanied by a certified genealogy report demonstrating eligibility as well as a birth certificate. College applicants should also file an application for financial aid with Harvard College if they wish to be considered for need-based financial aid. Applicants to Harvard College who may be eligible for ancestry-based funds managed by CGS are strongly encouraged to contact CGS to discuss their cases prior to application.

Where do I mail my information to the Committee on General Scholarships?

Our mailing address is: 14 Story Street, 3rd Floor Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States of America