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Lang Opportunity Scholarship Program

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It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the new Lang Opportunity Scholarship (LOS) Class of 2026 (clockwise from top left): Cheng-Yen Wu, Danika Grieser, Lena Habtu, Prerna Karmacharya, Myadaggarav Chuluundorj, and Hans Tuti Daniel Steven Mukum Tembele.

The 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.

Past Lang Scholars and their projects (2023-2022)

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

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LOS Class of 2025

Meet the Lang Opportunity Scholarship (LOS) Class of 2025 (clockwise from top left) Olivia Han ’25, Katherine Kihiczak ’25, Feven Shonga ’25, Lina Verghese ’25, Helena Werneck ’25, and Aqua Withers Carello ’25.

Read more about them here.

LOS Class of 2024

Connor Barrett '24

Connor Barrett '24

Label: Project Title: Empowering Survivors Initiative

Abstract: An estimated 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime, which often happens cyclically rather than as an isolated incident. The primary stakeholders directly impacted by this issue include survivors of domestic violence, their families, and domestic violence support organizations.The project envisions collaborating with legal experts, legislators, community partners, and domestic violence support organizations to develop and advocate for policy memos that provide economic compensation to survivors, thereby reducing their financial needs and empowering them to regain control over their lives. 

Khaliun Enkhbayar '24

Khaliun Enkhbayar '24

Label: Project Title: Preventive Care Education in Ger Districts

Abstract: Seventy-seven percent of all deaths in Mongolia are due to preventable and early detectable diseases. This project will improve education and habits around preventative health care in ger districts through community-based solutions using digital and non-digital content and design. The project will require cooperation from community partners (GerHub and local authorities), healthcare professionals (MDs, MPHs), and designers/artists. Specifically, together we will create a visual and interactive timeline of all preventive healthcare services, from birth through the desired life expectancy of 66 for men and 76 for women. The timeline will be presented both in digital and physical formats. 

Jean Luc Ishimwe '24

Jean Luc Ishimwe '24

Label: Project Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Ariza Nanji '24

Ariza Nanji '24

Label: Project Title: Good Energy Collaborative

Abstract: The Good Energy Collaborative aims to build an alliance of Chester and North Philadelphia residents, Swarthmore College students, and professors who are interested in exploring options for developing green jobs training programs and enterprises in the city of Chester and North Philadelphia.  The project is inspired by the success of an earlier community-campus initiative centered in North Philadelphia known as Serenity Soular as well as other environmental justice communities' successes through their green job training programs, solar cooperatives, and other green and socially-responsible enterprises.

Chunyang Wang '24

Chunyang Wang '24

Label: Project Title: KaleidoScope | 万花筒·瞳计划

Mission: Make art education accessible to all children

Lang Opportunity Scholarship Program Contact

Jennifer Magee

Director, Program Development, Implementation, & Assessment

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Peace & Conflict Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7320
  2. Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility 204

Dr. Magee provides leadership and support for key programs of the Center that fund the work of social responsibility, including the Engaged Scholarship Research Grant program for faculty and for students: Lang Opportunity Scholarship Program, Lang Social Impact Fellowship, Pilot Project Grant Program, Project Pericles Fund of Swarthmore College, and Davis Projects for Peace. Office hours by appointment.