The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a 12-month leadership and service program for Tulsa-area graduate and professional degree students who are passionate about addressing unmet health needs in Tulsa and sharpening their leadership skills. Fellows participate in the fellowship concurrent to their studies. The fellowship is grounded in the legacy and philosophy of famed physician and humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
The Tulsa Schweitzer Fellowship is housed at The University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences. TU President Gerard P. Clancy, a psychiatrist, spearheaded the effort to bring the fellowship to Tulsa in 2015 as part of his career focus of community service and addressing health inequities.
Each year, 10 to 15 fellows are selected through a competitive process from a wide range of graduate and professional degree programs at Tulsa-area universities including The University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and Langston University. In the first three years of the Tulsa Schweitzer Fellowship, Tulsa fellows have launched 31 unique projects, served more than 2,000 vulnerable Tulsans and contributed more than 4,500 hours to the community.
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Each fellow receives a $2,000 stipend to design and implement a unique, year-long 200-hour service project that addresses an unmet health need in the Tulsa area with a measurable impact. 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, and nutrition and obesity prevention workshops for fifth-graders in four Tulsa Public Schools locations.
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Fellowship fast facts
Deadline: Completed applications are due on February 10, 2020.
Program length: The program runs from April to May for the period of 13 months.
Eligibility: Enrolled graduate and professional degree students from any Tulsa-area university
Director, Rachel Gold
Rachel Gold is the director of the Tulsa chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Prior to joining The University of Tulsa and the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Gold was the director of health initiatives at the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Her background is in community-based health innovation, leadership development and community organizing. Gold earned her M.A. in Studies in Policy and Practice from the University of Victoria and her undergraduate degree in psychology from McMaster University.
TU Oxley College of Health Sciences
Tulsa Schweitzer Fellowship
1215 S. Boulder Ave. W., Room 513
Tulsa, OK 74119