One of Our Scholars

College of New Jersey Graduate and Ellen Knowles Harcourt Scholar David Gonzalez discusses the Alfred Harcourt Foundation:


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Our Purpose

The Ellen Knowles Harcourt Scholarship Fund supports scholarship programs at colleges and universities in the New York area. Its particular focus is on low-income students who are interested in public service careers such as teaching, nursing, and other fields that will enable them to make constructive contributions to society.

Our Difference

The Alfred Harcourt Foundation prides itself on the personal connections it makes with each student. We play close attention to our students to help them succeed. It is this 'hands on' approach that differentiates us from other foundations.

Every scholar receives an individual interview with our President, who follows their progress throughout their tenure in college. The Foundation strives to single out students who, via their Foundation application, show a certain spark or edge. The Foundation student is 'someone who, given a chance, can overcome great difficulties', according to Peter Jovanovich, our Foundation President.

Founded in 1962 by Ellen Knowles Harcourt
Enabling disadvantaged young people to attain an education that would lead to
"worthwhile work and creditable citizenship" (EKH).

Call (914) 481-5346 to find out more about the Alfred Harcourt Foundation
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