Six Swarthmore Sophomores Awarded Lang Opportunity Grants
Six Swarthmore Sophomores Awarded
Lang Opportunity Grants
by Stacey Kutish
Six Swarthmore College sophomores are the newest winners of the Eugene M. Lang Opportunity Grant, which provides financial aid, a guaranteed summer internship, and the opportunity to apply for up to $10,000 to create a project that addresses a social problem. Scholars who successfully complete a project are also eligible for up to $10,000 of additional support for graduate studies.
"We are very proud of this year's group of scholars. They are highly accomplished students dedicated to service and activism, with ideas for social action that have the potential to truly make a difference," said Joy Charlton, Executive Director of the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.
Tamara DeMoor/> plans to use fashion as a tool for social change by coordinating an eight-week fashion design program for female juvenile delinquents in New York City; Ellen Donnelly aims to increase political participation, social responsibility, and the spirit of democracy among 12-14 year olds within the Chester, Pa. community; Lois Park will fight severe acute malnutrition along the China-North Korea border; Anson Stewart intends to empower minority youth in urban Los Angeles by encouraging them to access and utilize city resources; Molly Weston will start a voter registration and advocacy campaign in central Kentucky; and Joslyn Young plans to help high school students in Chester, Pa. create a radio show with a focus on community issues that are important to them.