Mission & History
The Harvard Club of Southern California is a non-profit Club whose origins date to 1901.
The Club sponsors social, entertainment, and educational programs for our members throughout Southern California. Additional important Club functions include:
- Raising scholarship funds for Harvard College.
- Interviewing all Southern California applicants to Harvard College (3,000+ applicants in the 2015-2016 season).
- Awarding summer fellowships to deserving Harvard students from the local area who work on community service projects.
- Awarding prize books to outstanding students at local high schools.
- Presenting awards at our Annual Dinner, including the John Harvard Award for Distinguished Community Service, and the Educator of the Year Award.
- Outreach to diverse Harvard constituencies.
The bylaws of the club can be downloaded here.