The Schweitzer Fellowship is a year-long interdisciplinary leadership program for graduate and professional degree students who are passionate about addressing health disparities and want to sharpen their skills for a lifetime of impactful leadership. The Fellowship defines health broadly and is rooted in the understanding that health is determined by social, environmental and political factors. Tulsa is one of 13 Schweitzer Fellowship sites across the US.
Each Fellow designs and implements a 200-hour project with a local agency and participates in monthly leadership workshops and two retreats. The Fellowship runs April-April. Each Fellow receives a $3,000 stipend.
Past projects have included a diabetes education program at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, Tulsa’s first parenting class for veterans at the Coffee Bunker, STEM education workshops for students at TPS’s Sequoyah Elementary School, health advocacy classes for clients at UMA Tulsa.