The Schwartz Fellows Program is the first of its kind at Penn State, which will provide a year’s worth of funding for expenses for graduating seniors who plan to engage in a “yearlong, service-related, post-baccalaureate activity related to social change, the environment, disaster relief, youth development, or other causes,” according to the university. The funding will provide as much as $45,000.
The first Schwartz Fellow is expected to be named in the spring semester of 2022.
“The College of the Liberal Arts is the perfect home for a program like this,” Schwartz said. “Liberal arts and the humanities are suffering because job opportunities and the promise of a livelihood in these fields are diminishing, so we wanted to create something that could possibly lead to some form of lifetime work.”
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