Applications for Nichols Humanitarian Fund now open, due Dec. 5

The Nichols Humanitarian Fund, a program enabling Vanderbilt students to pursue humanitarian missions at home and across the globe, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort. Applications are due Dec. 5 and will be reviewed after that date.

The fund enables students to broaden their thinking about global humanitarian efforts through volunteering for domestic or international humanitarian service opportunities. The awards assist Vanderbilt students by paying the expenses of their planned humanitarian activities.

Students are encouraged to develop their own service opportunities in communities where they can work to address an area of need. In past years, students have served in communities all over the world, including Australia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, New Orleans and India. Funding also can be used to participate in established Vanderbilt offerings.

Interested students are encouraged to attend the annual reception and open house on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Rand Skylight Lounge. During the event, 2018 award recipients will be honored. Awardees from prior cohorts as well as Edward C. Nichols Jr., JD’70, and his wife, Janice Nichols, will be in attendance.

To learn more about the Nichols Humanitarian Fund and the student experiences it supports, visit the Nichols Humanitarian Fund website.