Harvey Fellows Program

In 2014 the Foundation invested $308,484 in support of 35 graduate students preparing to enter strategic vocations in academia, the arts, and the marketplace. We were privileged to award 14 new fellowships to an extraordinary group of graduate students from around the world.

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 $12,000 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.

2014 Harvey Fellows

Rubina Bhatti
PhD, Anthropology
University of San Diego

Christina Davidson
PhD, History
Duke University

Joseph Ewoodzie
PhD, Sociology
University of Wisconsin

Heidi Fuqua
PhD, Earth Science
UC Berkeley

Christopher Hampson
JD, Law, Ethics and Religion
Harvard University

Juhyun Jeong
MPA/MBA, Business Management
Harvard University

Sean Kennard
DMA, Music
Juilliard School

Heidi Liu
JD/PhD, Public Policy
Harvard University

Michael Miltenberger
MBA, Business Management
Harvard University

Mary Thamari Odhiambo
PhD, Sociology
University of Birmingham

Marcus Rodriguez
PhD, Sociology
Duke University

Gabrielle Speech Girgis
PhD, Political Science
Princeton University

William Tarpeh
PhD, Engineering, Computer Science
UC Berkeley

Craig Warmke
PhD, Philosophy
University of North Carolina