Frank 5 Fellows

2017-18 Frank 5 Fellows (left to right) Sam Sussman, Nell Bang-Jensen, Kimberly St. Julian Varnon, Kara Peterman, Marissa Davis


The Frank 5 Fellows program (named for Frank Aydelotte, one of Swarthmore’s past presidents) is now heading into its second year. Launched by the Aydelotte Foundation in 2017, it seeks to spark conversation around the evolving careers and life choices of liberal arts graduates.

Through the stories of five young alums and the people in their lives, we hope to listen in to the national conversation about liberal arts education and to help kindle and sustain new conversations with public audiences, including both those who feel a strong affinity for the liberal arts and those who are uncertain of its value.


Here’s Where You Come In:

The Aydelotte Foundation seeks alums who are open to wide-ranging conversations about their education and lives. We hope to find Fellows who are willing to tell their stories richly and fully to help us create new opportunities for conversation about liberal arts education.



Do you know an alum under 30 who’s passionate about the work they do and who recognizes the significance of their education? Shine a light on them by nominating them. Nominations close February 19.



Are you a Swat graduate under 30 who’s been shaped by your liberal arts experience? Apply!  Applications close March 19.


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