The FAO Schwarz Fellowship program offers a transformative two-year experience designed to develop leadership skills and prepare graduating college seniors for success in the social impact sector. Each Fellowship is paid and includes benefits. You — or students that you think would be interested — can learn more about the Fellowships during an online info session on Thursday, January 12 from 12:00–12:45 pm EST (here is sign up) or during an “Ask me Anything” session with current Fellows on Jan 26 at 7 pm EST on Instagram @faofellows. Applications for the 2022–2023 cohort are due February 10, 2022. Each Fellowship includes

  • A paid position at a leading nonprofit host organization in New York, Boston, or Philadelphia
  • Direct service work combined with strategic projects that deepen the Fellow’s knowledge of social challenges and prepare them for social justice careers
  • Professional development opportunities such as retreats, mentoring and cohort experiences
  • Connection to an extensive network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders
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The 2022 Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference will be held online Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th, 2022.  Proposals due February 11th, 2022

Apply hereSSJ 2022 Request for Proposals

Congratulations to Middlebury alumni Darren Chen, Amani Core and Christina Wiremu-Brook who were selected as Schwarzman Scholars! The 151 Schwarzman Scholars in the Class of 2023 hail from 33 countries and 106 universities. Scholars pursue a one-year Master’s degree in Global Affairs with a core curriculum focused on leadership, China, and global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities and the potential to understand and bridge cultural and political differences. Schwarzman Scholars live in Beijing for a year of intensive study and cultural immersion –attending lectures, workshops, and discussion groups; being mentored and advised by leaders across sectors; and traveling while developing a better understanding of China. Students and alumni can find more information about the Schwarzman Scholarship at . Contact with questions!

Middlebury Alumni, Schwarzman Scholars

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Students may participate in the program via the Open Competition modality – applying for and registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees. 

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  • Students need to select courses that will receive credits at their home institution.
  • Students that take up the Killam Fellowship in the last year of their undergraduate studies must complete their last semester at their home university.
  • The Killam Fellowships Program offers a cash award of $10,000 US for a full academic year (pro-rated at $5,000 US for one semester), along with an allowance to offset the cost of health insurance in the currency of the host country.
  • The Foundation hosts all new Killam Fellows at an Orientation program in Ottawa each fall and again at a seminar in Washington D.C. each spring (should public health guidelines allow it).
  • In addition, all Fellows are eligible to apply for a mobility grant in an amount not to exceed $800. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of the culture of the host country. 

Application deadline: January 31st, 2022

Samvid Scholars is a new, merit-based graduate scholarship for leaders and changemakers. Samvid Scholars was established in 2021 by Samvid Ventures to invest in the graduate education of future leaders who are committed to effecting positive change in society.    

The Samvid Scholars program supports up to $50,000 per year for two years of graduate study.   

In addition to funding for their graduate program, each Scholar will receive two years of leadership development programming to support them to continue to fulfill their extraordinary potential. All Scholars will have access to robust ongoing programming and will be part of an alumni community of mentorship, collaboration, and lifelong relationships.   Learn more at

An eligible candidate will:   

  • Pursue a full-time graduate program of 2 years or longer at a university in the United States, in one of the following eligible programs:   

o   MD  

o   MBA   

o   JD   

o   MPP   

o   MPH   

o   EdD   

  • MS/MA in the social sciences or STEM  
  • Be a first-year graduate student for the 2022-2023 academic year   
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5   
  • Be a U.S. citizen or DACA recipient  
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