The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship was established by the family of SIT Study Abroad Nicaragua ’06 alumna Alice Rowan Swanson, is 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. Read more about Alice’s life.
Alice’s family believes that Alice would have spent her life working for human rights abroad, particularly in developing countries. This fund will annually award fellowships to SIT program alumni who would like to return to the country of their program to pursue further development projects that benefit human rights in that region. The first recipient of the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship is currently in Chile pursuing her studies on indigenous women.
The next application deadline for this Fellowship is March 1. Read more about the fellowship and download an application.