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The Albert Schweitzer Junior Fellowship is a nine-month mentorship and service program focused on community health and leadership development. Junior Fellows will work with a community partner to identify unmet health care needs in the local community and develop a service project to address those needs. Additionally, Junior Fellows receive a $1,000 grant to fund their service project.

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In order to be considered for a Schweitzer Junior Fellowship, applicants must: 
  • Submit a detailed service project proposal 
  • Identify a potential community partner (the Office of Undergraduate Research can assist with this)
  • Secure a UH Mentor
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at UH during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters

Up to four fellows will be selected for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Students are encouraged to work in pairs when developing a proposal and completing the service project. Junior Fellows are required to conduct 100 hours of service over the two-semester fellowship. Junior Fellows are also expected to submit regular activity reports, as well as a final report at the conclusion of the fellowship. 

Interested students should submit an online application. A service project proposal must accompany the application, in which the applicant provides a detailed overview of the project, timeline, target population, and measurable goals. The campus application deadline is Monday, December 3, 2018

More information about the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship can be found on the Fellowship website

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Asmussen with questions regarding the Schweitzer Fellowship.