Sponsorship Opportunities

Banneker success largely relies on the generosity and goodwill of our community at Harvard University and the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and on individuals affiliated with the program. We are fortunate to have people eager to offer their time, energy, and money.We receive partial funding from Harvard College Observatory and the Harvard Dean of Science.

The information below is a breakdown of cost-per-student, which should give a better idea of how we use our funds. We hope it will be helpful to students of the program seeking to bring their own funding and to anyone wishing to sponsor a student's membership in the program.

Average Cost-Per-Student

Expense Amount

Student Housing

ID cards
Athletics, gym membership

Student Stipend $5,000.00

Program Catering & Events

Kick-off celebration
Weekly discussions
Sunday community dinners
Miscellaneous events
End-of-summer celebration


Student Travel & Membership

Round-trip travel for summer program
AAS Junior Membership
Round-trip traven for AAS winter meeting
Lodging for AAS winter meeting


Program Supplies

Classroom and student office supplies

Grand Estimate: *$11,750.00

*Figures quoted are based on incurred expenses for the 2016-2019 programs and are calculated as an average cost-per-student.