At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Schweitzer Fellowship Programs: Info Session

Considering applying for a Schweitzer Fellowship?

Information Session:
Monday, November 15: Noon – 1pm
Center for Latin American Studies Conference Room
Kelly Hall, Room 114
5848 South University Avenue
(Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program)

About the Schweitzer Fellowship
Now in its 15th year, the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program addresses the health and well-being of underserved and vulnerable communities throughout Chicago while also cultivating a cadre of aspiring professionals to embark on a lifelong path of service. Annually, they select 30 graduate students from diverse fields to become Fellows who will design and implement year-long direct service projects aimed at improving health and strengthening communities.
They draw upon Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s ethic of “Reverence for Life” and his vision that a wealth of idealism and altruism exists in communities that can be tapped as a powerful instrument against the problems facing the poor and underserved.

  • Design and implement an innovative 200 hour service project to address an under-served Chicago community’s needs with guidance of mentors
  • Receive a $2,000 Stipend
  • Join an interdisciplinary group of like-minded Schweitzer Fellows dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people they serve
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Plan public health symposia and service days
Information about the program may also be found online at,, or you may send an email to or call 312 372-4292 ext. 24.

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