The Harvard Ed Portal is a collaborative partnership involving Harvard, the Allston-Brighton community, and the City of Boston. The Ed Portal is the Allston-Brighton community’s front door to Harvard’s educational, arts, wellness, and workforce and economic development programs.

All materials are due Monday, July 11, 2022 at 5:00pm  

Questions? Please email: or call: (617) 496-5022 

WHAT: Full tuition remission on any Certificate Program at the Harvard Extension School.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 11, 2022 at 5:00pm via this form 

ELIGIBILTY:  Allston-Brighton residents who are age 18+. Applicants must complete a free application for a free membership to the Harvard Ed Portal. Applications can be filled out here.

DECISION NOTIFICATION:  Recipients will be notified by email from the Harvard Ed Portal the week of July 18th. Registration begins, Monday, July 18th. The Ed Portal will also send out a detailed email to all recipients with instructions on how to register at that time.   

SELECTION PROCESS:  Upon review of the applications, up to 10 scholarship recipients will be selected by a Scholarship Committee, which is made up of residents, Harvard staff, and local nonprofit representatives.

Please note:

Previous Allston-Brighton Community Scholars are encouraged to reapply. The number of new scholarships offered each semester will vary. The Committee reserves the right to award fewer than 10 scholarships if there are not enough qualified applicants. Recipients will be asked to sign a release to allow enrollment verification data to be shared with the program administrator. Recipients will also be asked to sign a Letter of Understanding document before enrolling in the Certificate Program. 

The Harvard Ed Portal and the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, are proud to jointly offer a limited number of scholarships for one, thirteen-week in-person course offered by the Ceramics Department for Fall 2022 (August-December, 2022). Eligible applicants must live in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston, MA.

Instruction will take place in person at the Harvard Ceramics Program. Clay, glaze, and 8,000 cubic inches of firing will be provided as part of the scholarship. All students enrolled in a Ceramics course agree to comply with Harvard University's COVID-19 policies.*

Find more information online at or call the Harvard Ed Portal at 617-496-5022.

Please fill out this form to apply.
Applications due Thursday, July 7 by 5 p.m.

* Harvard Ceramics Program's COVID-19 Policy:
All participants in Ceramics Program classes must abide by current Harvard University policies and practices to Keep Harvard Healthy. This may include communicating vaccination status, participating in testing cadences, wearing masks at all times during classes, and observing physical distancing where required. These guidelines will change over time, and participants should expect to review and take steps to comply with the most updated guidelines before classes begin and throughout the duration of the fall term.

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