May I submit a combined letter of recommendation and sponsorship?

No. The letter of recommendation should not come from a person who is not a part of the organization where you hope to secure a public service position. However, the letter of sponsorship must come from the employer or an individual at the organization where you will be spending the summer.

What if I haven’t secured a public service sponsorship by the February 8, 2021, deadline?

The selection committee will make a tentative decision on your application if a sponsorship letter is not received by February 8, 2021. However, a sponsorship letter is required before we can confirm an award and it is advisable to submit it as soon as you have received it. After March 8, 2021, the committee will no longer be able to consider applicants who have not secured sponsorship.

What makes a transcript unofficial?

Only a Harvard registrar’s office can create an official transcript. All other transcripts (e.g., those printed from a My.Harvard account or a photocopy or image of an official transcript) are considered unofficial.