The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship
The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship was established in 2009 by the family of SIT Study Abroad Nicaragua ’06 alumna Alice Rowan Swanson as a living tribute to Alice’s life, her passion for bridging cultures and helping others, and the role that SIT Study Abroad played in her life. An Amherst ‘07 graduate, Alice was killed while riding her bike to work in 2008.
Alice’s family believes Alice would have spent her life advancing human rights abroad, particularly in developing countries. In honor of Alice, her work, and her passions, this fund awards fellowships twice annually to SIT Study Abroad and IHP alumni to return to their program country and pursue further development projects benefiting human rights in that region.
A fellowship project should be:
A fellow will demonstrate qualities resembling Alice which, in her family's
A fellow will be eligible if he/she:
A fellow will be preferred if he/she:
Fellowship applications are reviewed twice annually, with application deadlines on October 1st and March 1st each year. Completed applications and reference forms must be submitted electronically to email@example.com by 5:00PM (ET) on these dates.
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about applying and the Fellowship.
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