Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Service Learning for Students

Schweitzer Fellowship

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship 

Columbus Athens  

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a prestigious program that allows graduate and professional health students the chance to work on service projects that address the social factors affecting health in underserved communities.

The Heritage College and CHEAO  are proud of the participation of Ohio University in the established Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program. The Heritage College is a proud partner and sponsor for the Schweitzer Fellows Program, which provides a valuable experience for selected graduate and professional students at Ohio University. This opportunity consists of a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Students from the Heritage College, the Ohio State University College of Medicine and other Columbus-area colleges are chosen for the program. 

The fellowship program seeks to build leaders in service who are dedicated to working with the underserved in their fellowship year and beyond. These fellows partner with community-based organizations to identify an unmet health need, design a year-long 200-hour service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact. Rooted in a holistic understanding of health, Schweitzer projects address not only clinical issues, but also the social determinants of health.

Annually, approximately 250 Schweitzer fellows deliver more than 40,000 hours of health-related community service at 13 locations across the United States. In just two years, 31 Columbus-Athens Fellows logged 7,500 hours.

Originally founded in 1940 to support Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s medical work in Africa, ASF is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop leaders in service: Individuals who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities and whose example influences and inspires others.

If selected, fellows will receive a $3,000 stipend. Application deadline for the 2017-2018 year is February 13, 2017.

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Applications for the 2017-18 Fellowship program will be accepted until February 13, 2017.


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Current Fellows

The Heritage College Albert Schweitzer Fellows 2015-2016:

Nathaniel Kralik
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Community Site: Stonewall Columbus

Nathaniel is addressing transgender health disparities by conducting health and wellness webinars relevant to transgender individuals and their families in Central Ohio. He is developing a sustainable, interactive and feedback-oriented curriculum to meet gaps in health knowledge and outcomes for the local transgender community.

Emily Loosli
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Community Site: Good Works, Inc., Athens

Emily is addressing personal hygiene, puberty, wellness and nutrition in children and adolescents in Athens, Ohio through a series of workshops run in conjunction with an existing youth group at her community site.

Erin McCloskey
Ohio University Patton College of Education
Community Site: Eve Incorporated

Erin is addressing the impact of trauma on women and chldren in Southeastern Ohio through a series of yoga, mindfulness and meditation classes for individuals residing in a local domestic violence shelter. The classes will assist participants in healing and connecting with one another and provide them with techniques to improve their overall well-being.

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