Open house for students interested in Nichols Humanitarian Funding; applications to open Nov. 18, due Jan. 4

The Nichols Humanitarian Fund, a program providing financial support for Vanderbilt students who wish to pursue humanitarian work, will begin accepting applications for 2021 on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The deadline to apply is Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

The fund supports students who volunteer for humanitarian service opportunities. Awards assist Vanderbilt students by paying for the expenses associated with their planned humanitarian activities. For undergraduate students, these activities are potential Immersion Vanderbilt experiences.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, applications should be prepared in accordance with university policies. Although students will not be permitted to use their stipends for travel abroad, they will have the opportunity to conduct humanitarian work in their own communities or to reimagine their service globally through remote work.

To learn more about this year’s award process, interested students are encouraged to register to attend the annual reception and open house on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. CT via Zoom. During the event, 2020 award recipients will be honored. Edward C. Nichols Jr., JD’70, and his wife, Janice Nichols, will be in attendance. Introductory remarks will be given by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. DYV credit is available.

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

Nichols Humanitarian Fund Reception and Open House