The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship: Overview

Harvard Extension School (HES) was founded over 100 years ago on the idea of access, of making a world-renowned education and the resources of Harvard University available to intellectually curious and capable adults for whom traditional full-time, residential study was not an option. Naturally, the School's Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) degree program is also designed to be flexible and affordable in order to meet the needs of the working professionals the School serves best.

To support academically talented community college graduates who want to join this exceptional community of adult learners and earn their bachelor's degrees at Harvard, we offer the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship, which funds the three ALB courses required to apply for admission into our Bachelor of Liberal Arts. To learn more about our Bachelor of Liberal Arts, check out our Degree Requirements page, which includes information on our unique admissions process.

PTK Scholars receive ample support during their time at Harvard Extension. Once awarded the scholarship, they will work with an advisor from the Office of Predegree Advising & Admissions to register for their admission courses. During one-on-one appointments, an advisor will help them select courses, understand the admission requirements, and connect them with academic and professional resources at HES. When our PTK Scholars are in their final admissions course, their advisor will walk them through the application process. Upon admission, PTK Scholars are assigned an academic advisor, who will guide them through the rest of their degree. Graduates of the ALB program are alumni of both Harvard Extension School and Harvard University.

Want to learn more about the support and resources you can receive at Harvard Extension School? Check out our Writing Center, Math Question Center, Career and Academic Resource Center, and our Degree Candidate Academic Opportunities page.