The Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program
supports graduate students committed to becoming "leaders in service" – individuals who are dedicated and skilled in addressing the health needs of underserved populations, and whose example influences and inspires others. Each year, the Fellowship selects up to 30 graduate students from health and public service related fields, each of whom designs and implements their own 200-hour community service project that will help underserved Chicago communities improve their health and well-being. In addition to their community projects, Fellows also work together to plan symposia and service days, and meet regularly to network, share ideas, and learn from guest speakers. Fellows receive a $2,500 annual stipend for their participation, and must be enrolled in a graduate program through at least fall 2015 to be eligible.
Two upcoming informational sessions
will be hosted that are open to any interested students. One will be held via webinar on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 5:30 – 6:30pm, and one session will be held in-person on Thursday, January 8 from 6:00 – 7:00pm, in downtown Chicago at 29 East Madison Street, Suite 602, Chicago, IL 60602. For more details and to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due February 1, 2015. To learn more about the Fellowship and for application details, click here
. Please contact Ray Wang, Program Director
, with any questions.