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“In everyone there are all sorts of good ideas, ready like tinder. But much of this tinder catches fire only when it meets some flame or spark from outside, from some other person.” —Albert Schweitzer

Participating Universities

Alabama Schweitzer Fellows are competitively chosen from graduate students enrolled in a variety of academic fields at major universities in the state.

For 2022-23, students from Auburn University; Samford University’s College of Health Sciences; UAB Schools of Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health; and the University of Montevallo can apply. Students from other universities/schools can ask Kristin Boggs for guidance on whether to apply. Past Fellows have represented the following:

  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • Ida Moffett School of Nursing
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Nursing & Allied Health
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Education

Community Sites

Fellows identify and select a Community Site with which to partner with support from ASF Alabama. We’re here to guide you, learning what you’re passionate about then connecting you to agencies addressing community needs that align with your interests.

The following list includes agencies and organizations that have collaborated with Fellows in the past. It is not an exclusive list of possible Community Sites.

  • Cahaba Medical Care
  • Sumiton Middle School
  • Access to Care Clinic (St. Vincent’s Hospital)
  • Alabama LifeStart (Children’s of Alabama)
  • Alabama Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Alabama Regional Medical Services
  • Bessemer Neighborhood Health Center
  • Bethesda Family Life Center
  • Birmingham AIDS Outreach
  • Birmingham Education Foundation
  • Blazer Kitchen
  • Cahaba Valley Health Care
  • Carver High School, Academy of Health Sciences
  • Changed Lives Mobile Clinic
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Christ Health Center
  • Collat Jewish Family Services
  • Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
  • Cooking Well
  • Crisis Center
  • East Glen Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • East Thomas Neighborhood Association
  • Equal Access Birmingham
  • Girls Inc. of Central Alabama
  • Girls on the Run- Birmingham
  • Glenwood, Inc.
  • Grace House Ministries
  • Help Me Grow (United Way of Central Alabama)
  • House Calls Program (UAB Hospital)
  • Impact Family Counseling
  • Norwood Resource Center
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Oak Tree Ministries
  • One Roof
  • Pathways
  • PEER, Inc.
  • Psychiatric Intake Response Center (Children’s of Alabama)
  • Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama
  • SHINE Clinic (Children’s of Alabama)
  • South Highlands Outreach Project
  • The Foundry Clinic
  • UAB Hospital
  • UAB School of Dentistry
  • UAB Sparks Dental Clinic
  • University of Montevallo Counseling Center
  • Unless U
  • Village Creek Human & Environmental Justice Society, Inc.
  • Women in Agriculture
  • YMCA (Downtown Birmingham)
  • Auburn University Campus Pantry
  • Girls on the Run – South Central Alabama
  • Mercy Medical Clinic
  • Macon County Ministers’ Council
  • Tuskegee Youth Safe Haven
  • Lifelines Counseling Services
  • Alabama State University Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic
  • Community of Hope Health Clinic
  • The DAY Program
  • Legal Services of Alabama
  • PRIDE of Tuscaloosa
  • Tuscaloosa Spay & Neuter Incentive Program
  • University Medical Center

Our Sponsors

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