Did Your College Experience Shape Who You Are? If Yes, Apply!


Are you a Swarthmore graduate under the age of 30? Did your college experience shape who you are in some way? If so, we hope you will apply to the 2018-19 Frank 5 program. Whether you are an urban farmer, tech startup chief marketing officer, hospitality industry middle manager, social entrepreneur, climate scientist, middle school math teacher, intellectual property lawyer - or anything else! -  we will be interested in what you have to say.

Five alums representing different work areas will be selected to be Frank 5 Fellows. These alums will partner with a faculty/staff member for a year on a series of events that will create new opportunities for conversation with public audiences about liberal arts education.


Fellow Benefits

  • Platform from which to tell your personal story.
  • Chance to expand your network.
  • Fellow honorarium of $2,500. (Note: Travel and project costs associated with the program to be covered by the Foundation.)


Key Dates

  • Applications available online: January 16
  • Application deadline: March 19
  • Skype interviews for short-listed applicants: May
  • Fellows announced: June
  • Fellow term: June to June

The complete Frank 5 guidelines [pdf] can be downloaded here. Applications are due by March 19.

For more information, e-mail pshrops1@swarthmore.edu.


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