Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Lang Opportunity Scholarship Program

Lang Opportunity Scholarship ProgramThe Lang Opportunity Scholarship (LOS) Program each year selects members of Swarthmore’s sophomore class as Lang Scholars. Selection criteria include distinguished academic and co-curricular achievement, leadership qualities, and demonstrated commitment to civic and social responsibility. This program offers a diverse range of benefits including a $10,000 grant, a designated adviser, and networking opportunities to support the development of a project that creates a needed social resource in the U.S. or abroad. The program was conceived and endowed by Eugene M. Lang ’38.

Note: The Lang Opportunity Scholarship is not in service of Swarthmore College and does not create an employment relationship between the student(s) and the College.

Sophomores in good standing are welcome to apply. There is a two step application process. 

1. By NOON (EST) on October 1, 2021: Submit an LOS Program Expression of Interest Form

2. By NOON (EST) on November 1, 2021: Submit a LOS Program Application

3. A subset of applicants may be invited to interview(s).

Current Lang Scholars and their projects

To access the LOS database, you will need to contact for the user ID and password.

Lang Opportunity Scholarship Program Contact

Jennifer Magee

Jennifer Magee

Senior Associate Director, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
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