Project Pericles Fund of Swarthmore College

Students familiarizing themselves with the Internet in a classroom in the Kandiyapita village of Sri Lanka.

Congratulations to Education to Empowerment and their project, "UR Learning" for receiving a grant from the Project Pericles Fund of Swarthmore College! The group’s UR Learning model is technology-assisted, self-directed learning that is modern, relevant, practical, and actionable.

Eugene M. Lang '38 and the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College created the Swarthmore Project Pericles Fund in 2005. The purpose of the Fund is to support groups of Swarthmore students who propose and implement social and civic action projects whose scope and sustainability will advance solutions for the issues in question and also promote recognition of students' motivation and capability to address such major issues effectively. Any team of two or more currently enrolled Swarthmore students may apply for grants to fund projects that are visionary in scope and groundbreaking in practice. Projects may have a regional, national, or international focus whose major purpose is to effect civic or social change through advocacy, activism and direct service. Students whose formal proposals are accepted and receive Project Pericles Fund grants are designated Periclean Scholars.

Note: The number and amount of awards available may change from year to year, depending upon funds available, budget requests, presence of qualified applicants, and the group's track record. The award is made annually, and may be renewed up to three years with a cap of $25,000.