Lang Opportunity Scholarship Program
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.
Sophomores in good standing are welcome to apply. There is a two step application process.
3. A subset of applicants may be invited to interview(s).
LOS Class of 2023
As the newest recipients of the Eugene M. Lang Opportunity Scholarship (LOS), four Swarthmore sophomores will strive with partners towards systems change with an array of projects.
“The Lang Scholar Class of 2023 is an inspiring cohort who exemplify engaged scholarship,” says Jennifer Magee, senior associate director for the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, who advises the scholars. “With the mentoring and resources available through the Lang Center, Lang Scholars gain the knowledge, connections, and skills needed to craft effective and innovative solutions to complex social challenges.”
"These Lang Opportunity Scholars inspire us because their engaged scholarship projects are local without being parochial--they're embedded in specific communities around the globe yet with broad applicability to many other situations," adds Ben Berger, executive director of the Lang Center and associate professor of political science.
“They've also done impressive work given the pandemic's limitations. Throughout the COVID-19 period the Lang Center has been working to adapt engaged scholarship methods to the realities of remote learning, and this LOS cohort is helping to lead the way."
Tristan Alston '22
Project Title: The Berkshire Equity Research Collaborative (BERC)
Eduardo Burgos '22
Project Title: Wyoming Migrant Workers: Suffering, Transparency, and Community Building
Shay Downey '22
Luke Neureiter '22
Project Title: Delco Dashboard
Location: Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Jolleen Opula '22
Project title: Runnovate
Creating online work opportunities for the youth
Chunyang Wang '22
Project Title: KaleidoScope | 万花筒·瞳计划
Hussain Zaidi '22
Project Title: Doctors Informing Devolution