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Quotation Mark

“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

Tulsa Schweitzer Fellows are competitively chosen from graduate and professional degree students enrolled in Tulsa-area universities and from a wide range of academic fields, including medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, fine art, law, speech-language pathology, disability studies, public health, counselling psychology, clinical psychology, and human development and family studies. Fellows from any Tulsa-area graduate and professional degree program are eligible to apply. This list highlights past and current academic programs of Schweitzer Fellows, but is in no way exhaustive of possible programs from which Tulsa Schweitzer Fellows could come.

  • Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Department of Psychology
  • College of Law
  • School of Art
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Human Sciences – Human Development and Family Science
  • College of Education, Health and Aviation – Counselling Psychology
  • College of Allied Health – Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
  • School of Community Medicine
  • College of Public Health
  • Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work
  • Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Past and Current Participating Community Sites

All Schweitzer Fellows partner with a community site to conduct their project. Fellowship staff are available during the application process to guide potential applicants towards agencies that address community needs that align with applicants’ interests. Feel free to reach out. The following list includes agencies and organizations that have collaborated with Fellows in the past, organized by organization focus. It is not an exclusive list of possible community sites.

      • Bedlam Clinic
      • Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges
      • Clarehouse
      • Community Health Connection, Inc.
      • Crossroads Community Impact
      • Educare Family Health Project
      • North Tulsa Community Coalition
      • Sequoyah Memorial Hospital
      • TSHA – Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access
      • YMCA
      • YWCA
      • Catholic Charities – Saint Elizabeth Lodge
      • Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
      • Lindsey House
      • Pearl’s Hope – Circle of Care
  • Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
  • The Coffee Bunker
  • Communities in Schools
  • Daniel Webster Middle School 
  • Jenks East Elementary School
  • The Little Lighthouse 
  • McLain High School
  • Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance
  • The Opportunity Project
  • Union Public Schools/Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
  • Will Rogers High School
  • Women in Recovery
  • Resonance Center for Women
  • Oklahoma Mental Health Association
  • Parkside Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic
  • Positive Changes
  • Tulsa County Family Center for Juvenile Justice
  • Parent-Child Center

Our Sponsors

​The Schweitzer Fellowship is grateful for the support and partnership of Fellows’ home universities and programs. The Fellowship is made possible by these schools, as well as the entities and individuals committed to sustaining the Schweitzer Fellowship program. These include:

Under the leadership of Paul Abbey (Fellow 2016-17), Kristen Faucett (Fellow 2017-18) and Mollie Rischard Kimrey (Fellow 2018-19), several Fellows for Life are ongoing contributors to the Schweitzer Fellowship