The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard P'01 Memorial Scholarship

The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard P’01 Memorial Scholarship provides need-based financial aid for a Hill School education to a student of any religious background who has at least one parent who is a faith-based, foreign missionary serving outside the domestic United States. The scholarship is designed to be awarded to the same student recipient on a continuous basis until graduation from The Hill School. A student from any grade, including a post-graduate, can receive this scholarship and both boarding and day students are eligible for consideration.

Meet the First Harvard Memorial Scholar:

Kimberly Monzingo '23

The opportunity to attend Hill has allowed me to experience so many new things and grant me a chance to reach so many goals in my life. I’ve met so many new people and have learned so much so far, and I I know that more good things are still yet to come! My life has been changed for the better, and I am forever grateful.

Kimberly Monzingo was the inaugural recipient of the Harvard Memorial Scholarship. She arrived at The Hill as a fourth form student from Plano, Texas. Her father, Matthew, works with East-West Ministries International and is currently the missionary field leader for the North Caucasus region of Russia and the assistant regional director for Russia and Central Asia. From 2004 to 2009, the Monzingo family lived in Kazakhstan before relocating to Plano. In 2016, the family suffered a great loss as Kim’s mother, Zulfiya, sadly passed away after battling cancer. Matthew chose to limit his missionary work to the U.S. during Kimberly’s school year. Thanks to the Harvard Memorial Scholarship, Matthew was able to return to his mission work abroad while allowing Kimberly to pursue her academic and athletic interests at The Hill.

Kimberly graduated from The Hill in 2023. She will continue her academic and athletic career (rowing) at Southern Methodist University.

More about The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard P'01

The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard served as an instructor of religious studies and Hill School Chaplain from 1997 to 2005. John and his wife, Susan, and their two children Tessa and Will ’01 lived in Markle Dormitory. The Reverend Dr. Harvard passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. The class of 2005 dedicated the Dial ( yearbook) to the Reverend Harvard:

"Missionary, professor, chaplain, dorm parent, coach, adviser. The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard arrived at The Hill School in the fall of 1997 – in time to send off the last all-male graduating class to take part in welcoming female students to The Hill community the following year.

A professor of theology/philosophy and school chaplain, the Reverend Harvard quickly assumed the role of dorm parent with his wife, Susan, in Markle House where they instituted their brownie night tradition. Oh, how so many have loved Mrs. Harvard’s brownies and Reverend Harvard’s stories, of course. In addition, the Reverend Harvard has been an integral part of the Spiritual Life Committee and of faith development on campus, and he has enjoyed his role as coach of JVB boys’ soccer.”

Questions About Financial Aid? Please Contact:

Chris Bala '97 P'25 '27
Director of Financial Aid and Senior Associate Director of Admission
610-326-1000, ext. 7165