The late Benazir Bhutto was an inspiring personality, politician, and an activist. She worked day and night for the progress of this country and supported educational reforms during her prime ministership. Education was on the top of her priority list. She worked hard for the development of youth and promoted them on every platform. This fellowship is honored in the memory of Benazir Bhutto.
This fellowship is a creation of Class ACT (Class Achieving Change Together). An organization created by the members of the Harvard Radcliffe (HR) Class of 1973. The classmates of late Benazir Bhutto organized it and this fellowship is housed at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). It aims to educate and support mid-career leaders particularly from the Middle East and South Asia. It is titled the HKS Class ACT HR 1973 Graduate Leadership Program in honor of Benazir Bhutto, it will support those accepted into the Edward S. Mason Program at HKS. The HKS is now accepting applications to the Mason Program for the first year of the fellowship.
ClassACT is founded on the premise that “it is not too late for us to change the world”. The organization’s fundamental purpose is to bring together HR73 classmates to address important local, national, and international problems by creating and supporting positive change. The program is entitled to support all those students that apply and get accepted by the Mason Program.
The class ACT has launched its first Associates, Co-curricular, and Public Education programs, and in 2018, the program will be financially supporting its first fellow(s). It is ClassACT’s goal to add eight to ten new Associates per year. This will result in growing a community of Associates and Fellows quickly during the start-up phase.