Learn about the Schweitzer Fellowship (Grad students only) - Nov 14th

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Learn about the Schweitzer Fellowship and how to apply:

UIC College of Nursing
Room 136

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017   11:00am

The Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship is seeking service-minded graduate students to be part of its 2018-19 class.  The 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, we 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.  

We 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.  In addition to their service projects, other elements of the Program are designed to inspire and inform the Fellows, and to reinforce their commitment to humanitarian service.  These include monthly meetings, symposia on pertinent public health issues and service days. Fellows receive a $2,500 stipend for their participation.

Our Program is one of 14 Schweitzer Fellowship Programs throughout the US.  Nationally over 3,000 Schweitzer Fellows in the fields of medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, social work, pharmacy, optometry, dance therapy and others have followed Dr. Schweitzer's example and "made their lives their argument."  Chicago’s active "Fellows for Life" network enables Schweitzer alumni to continue to remain in contact with each other, and provides them with further leadership development and volunteering opportunities.  

Information about the program may also be found online at http://www.hmprg.org/Programs/Schweitzer or you may send an email to rwang@hmprg.org or call 312 372-4292 ext. 24