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Welcome Fellowship Advisors!

What advice do you have for students who want to change the world?

A Prestigious 2-Year Fellowship for Future Social Impact Leaders

We know that students committed to working in social justice and equality have long sought domestic fellowship opportunities in the social impact or nonprofit sector—fellowships that will challenge them, train them and empower them to “lead the change.” 

We’ve designed the FAO Schwarz Fellowship to provide an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact and focused professional development. Combined with mentoring and a powerful network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders, recent graduates can use the Fellowships to train for leadership roles and successful careers.

THE FELLOWSHIP

BY THE NUMBERS

56

Alumni Fellows Since 2006

36%

Hired by their host organization

96%

Choose careers in social impact

57%

Enter graduate programs

ELIGIBILITY

We seek students with a strong interest in issues of inequality and social justice as well as a strong academic record and significant leadership experience. Our Fellows have graduated from a diverse range of colleges and universities with a wide range of majors.

Applicants must be college seniors at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

Past and current FAO Schwarz Fellows include graduates from these institutions:

American University
Bowdoin
Brown
Carleton
CUNY Queens
Dartmouth
Emory
Grinnell
Harvard
Macalester
Northwestern
Smith
Spellman
Swarthmore
SUNY Geneseo
Temple
Tufts
UCLA
Wesleyan
Whitman College

LEARN MORE

Info sessions are open to college and career advisors as well as students who wish to learn more about the Fellowship (EST). To participate, please sign up in advance, and we will send you call-in details. Spaces are limited. Thanks!

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“The Fellowship has had a huge impact on my personal and professional development. I’ve gained skills, mentors and an incredible group of friends. I hope to give back a fraction of what it has and continues to give to me.”

Jen Benson | Outreach Coordinator Riverkeeper, Ossining, NY | FAO Schwarz Fellow at Riverkeeper | 2017

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Have more questions?

Please check out our FAQ or be in touch. You can reach us at contact@faoschwarzfellowship.org. We’re always interested in hearing from you. Thanks!