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.

What is covered by The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard P’01 Memorial Scholarship?

The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard P’01 Memorial Scholarship will fund 100% percent of the student’s demonstrated financial need. The amount of funding available to a student depends on his/her financial need as assessed by The Hill School’s Admission Office on an annual basis. To learn how to apply for financial aid, visit
The Scholarship will also cover the following certain expenses based on determined need: Tuition, room and board, books, specific travel expenses, and required incidentals of a Hill education (e.g. computer, books, technology fees, and some academic testing). 

What is not covered by The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard P’01 Memorial Scholarship?

Student expenses not listed above such as non-academic travel, clothing, athletic equipment, and spending allowances are not covered by the scholarship. The student’s parents or other sources must cover those expenses.


In addition to the family having demonstrated need, at least one of the applicant’s parents must be a faith-based, foreign missionary serving outside the domestic United States. The financial aid committee will also evaluate each applicant’s accomplishments and potential (academic, athletic, social, and leadership) to determine the recipient.

How does someone apply to be considered for The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard P’01 Memorial Scholarship?

1) Complete an online application to The Hill School.

2) After submitting the application, your family will receive a brief online questionnaire from the Admission Office to determine eligibility.

3) After completion of the survey, if your student is being considered for the scholarship, the parent must provide proof of service.

4) You also must apply for financial aid through The Hill School Admission Office.

Is financial aid still available if my family does not qualify for The Reverend Dr. John T. Harvard P’01  Memorial Scholarship?

Yes. The Hill School offers financial assistance to families based upon need and the availability of funds. There are no merit-based scholarships. Accordingly, no student should be deterred from applying to The Hill due to their family not being able to afford the full tuition. Approximately 32% of our current students receive financial assistance.

Meet the 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 is the inaugural recipient of the Harvard Memorial Scholarship. She arrived at The Hill this year 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. Now, because of the Harvard Memorial Scholarship, Matthew is able to return to his mission work abroad while allowing Kimberly to pursue her academic and athletic interests at The Hill.

Kimberly is excited to expand her love of learning and pursue her passion for ice hockey. Because of her opportunity to travel abroad with her father, she has her eye on future missionary work. Her hope is to matriculate from college with a degree in international business. She’s confident that the combination of academic rigor and diversity fostered at Hill will allow her to gain a more global perspective throughout her time here and beyond.


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.”