Nichols Humanitarian Fund
Caroline Kennedy urges Vanderbilt graduates to be ‘active citizens,’ embrace democratic values in Graduates Day address
Apr. 30, 2021—Caroline Kennedy drew on inspirational remarks that her father, President John F. Kennedy, delivered at Vanderbilt in 1963 when she spoke virtually to the 2020 graduates and their families on April 30. Her Graduates Day address was postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec. 16, 2020—Bryan Stromer, BS’17, has been chosen from more than 3,600 applicants to be one of 154 Schwarzman Scholars for the Class of 2022. The Schwarzman Scholars Program is one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships and was designed to bring together the best minds from around the world to study the economic, political and cultural landscape of China.
Open house for students interested in Nichols Humanitarian Funding; applications to open Nov. 18, due Jan. 4
Nov. 16, 2020—The Nichols Humanitarian Fund will begin accepting applications for 2021 on Nov. 18. The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2021. 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.
Nov. 16, 2020—The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs invites undergraduate students to apply for funding to support Immersion Vanderbilt experiences during the summer of 2021.
Oct. 25, 2019—Students are invited to attend an Oct. 29 open house for the Nichols Humanitarian Fund, which can be used to support Immersion Vanderbilt experiences. The application window for awards through the fund is Nov. 4 through Dec. 16.
Oct. 18, 2018—The Nichols Humanitarian Fund enables Vanderbilt students to pursue humanitarian missions at home and across the globe. Interested students are encouraged to attend the annual reception and open house Oct. 25.
May. 7, 2018—Samantha Long, who is majoring in musical arts (voice) at Blair School of Music, came to Nashville with many interests, not certain if music would be her path. But after doing a bit of searching, she found that singing was still her passion.
Apr. 23, 2018—“Adventurous” is the word that best describes Sarah Robinson. The Blair School of Music student is unafraid of doing things she has never tried before and open to new cultural experiences.
Sep. 14, 2017—The Office of Active Citizenship and Service extends an open invitation to the Vanderbilt community to attend its 11th Annual Nichols Humanitarian Fund Reception on Sept. 27.
Oct. 13, 2016—The Office of Active Citizenship and Service, in collaboration with The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, will celebrate the milestone and recognize founders Edward and Janice Nichols at the annual Nichols Humanitarian Fund Reception on Oct. 20.
May. 11, 2016—The Nichols Humanitarian Fund has awarded scholarship funds to 40 students to pursue humanitarian projects around the world this summer.
May. 9, 2016—When Deya Maldas signed up to be a tutor at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, she didn’t know she was about to have the most transformative experience of her freshman year.