Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Improving Health | Developing Leaders | Creating Change

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship prepares the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. To listen to the video click here.

Through an interdisciplinary cohort-based model, Schweitzer Fellows, graduate and medical students from institutions across DFW, create impactful, innovative programs fulfilling unmet health and wellbeing needs within Dallas-Fort Worth communities.

The result of the largest collaboration of universities in North Texas, the DFW Albert Schweitzer Fellowship provides graduate and medical students across the Metroplex the unique opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary cohort and launch innovative health and well-being initiatives in the community while receiving extensive mentoring and support.

At the heart of the Schweitzer Fellowship is a 200-hour service project that creates a new offering or expands an existing program within a local community organization. In addition to their projects, Schweitzer Fellows attend monthly meetings with their cohort, designed to expand their knowledge base and skills, as well as provide critical experience collaborating across disciplines.

To learn more and to apply, please visit smu.edu/asf or email Courtney Roy Ranger, Program Director, at caroy@smu.edu. To view the flyer click here.

Fellowship Activities & Requirements

  • Retreat: Fellows must attend an overnight retreat in spring
  • Service Project: Working in collaboration with a local community agency, each Fellow must design and carry out a service project of at least 200 hours that addresses an unmet community health or well-being need.
  • Reports & Evaluations: Fellows submit monthly reflections about their activities, a written final report, and an evaluation of the Fellowship experience.
  • Monthly Meetings: Monthly meetings provide the Fellows with leadership development, interdisciplinary discussions, time for reflection on community service, and to network with professionals in service and faculty from partner universities.
  • Public Outreach: Each Fellow works in a small group to organize an outreach activity that may take the form of a public symposium or a group service activity.
  • Stipend: Fellows receive a stipend of $2,500, distributed in three payments.
  • Celebration of Service: Fellows attend and present at a Celebration of Service at the close of the Fellowship year in May

Participating Universities

- Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing
- Southern Methodist University*
- Texas Christian University|
- Texas Woman’s University
- UT Arlington
- UT Dallas
- UT Southwestern Medical Center

*Host Institution