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Galbraith Scholars program (undergraduate)
Offered 1998-2008.

Note: Although the Galbraith Scholars program is no longer offered, interested students may wish to keep in mind other programs offered elsewhere that are similarly designed for undergraduates with interests in public policy and the social sciences.


Tomas Garcia and Laura Williams participate in the 2004 program.Named in honor of the Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), the Galbraith Scholars program, which ran from 1998-2008, honors Professor Galbraith’s lifelong commitment to illuminating the economic ills of material hardship and inequality. One of the world’s most recognized economists, a public intellectual whose lively mind and wit drew attention to some of the most fundamental economic and political challenges of our times, John Kenneth Galbraith signals the ideals that motivate the Galbraith Scholars Program. A two-time recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1946 and 2000) and former Ambassador to India (1961-63), John Kenneth Galbraith’s contributions to American society underscore the possibilities and promise of public service in a new generation of Galbraith Scholars.

Who: The Galbraith Scholars program sought students of exceptional promise and uncommon perspective with demonstrated interests in issues of inequality and social policy. College sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in any U.S. college or university were eligible to apply. The Galbraith Scholars program was designed to cultivate a diverse new generation of scholars and leaders, and students of color and students of limited economic means were particularly encouraged to apply.

What: The program aimed to illuminate graduate school and career options for talented undergraduates who aspire to apply themselves to important social problems. Students selected for the program receoved full scholarships covering travel, accommodation, and activity expenses to attend a special five-day session at Harvard University led by Harvard faculty, doctoral fellows, and social policy practitioners. Galbraith Scholars explored a range of social policy issues through graduate-style seminars, panel discussions, workshops, off-site field trips, and collaborative activities.

When|where: The program ran from 1998-2008. It is not currently being offered.

Although we are no longer offering the Galbraith Scholars program, the 2008 brochure remains available for informational purposes.

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Recent Galbraith Scholar programs
Professor John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus, meeting with the Galbraith Scholars in 2001.

Photo© 2001 by Seth Kirshenbaum

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