1. To guarantee that all Mexicans admitted to graduate and post-graduate degree programs at Harvard receive the financial support they need to attend. For the sake of the future of the country and the careers of these intelligent young men and women, the Fundacion strives to ensure these promising individuals their places at Harvard.
2. To encourage an increasing number of Mexican students and scholars to apply for admission to Harvard by assuring them the economic means to pursue this education
3. To finance the greatest possible number of candidates to Harvard University.
4. To complement the financial support offered by the Mexican Government to students pursuing graduate studies in specific fields. The funds awarded by these institutions frequently fail to cover the cost of graduate school at Harvard.
5. To provide full scholarship funding to support a Mexican Scholar in residence at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. The Antonio Madero Visiting Scholar will be devoted to conducting significant research on Mexico. Priority is given to those working on issues related to current or foreseen social and public policy matters, including economic development, education, public health and health policy, environment and political development. To the extent a research proposal of an historical perspective has application to a contemporary issue, the criteria is met as well. Additional scholarly support for research fellowships from Mexico within the various Schools, Centers and Institutes at Harvard University may be available, budget permitting.