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.