Nichols Humanitarian Fund
The Nichols Humanitarian Fund was established in 2006 by the E.C. and Lucile Hamby Nichols Trust. The purpose of the fund is to enable Vanderbilt students to volunteer for local, domestic, or international humanitarian service opportunities. Support is primarily focused on summer projects, or projects that take place during defined academic breaks. Funds are available for educational and other expenses.
All currently enrolled Vanderbilt students are eligible to receive assistance from the Fund, provided that they are citizens or permanent residents of the US. Preference will be given to undergraduate students who have not yet completed their baccalaureate degrees.
Students are encouraged to develop their own service opportunities, domestically or internationally. Funding can also be used to participate in established Vanderbilt offerings, including:
- Alternative Spring Break
- The Office of Active Citizenship and Service (OACS) summer programs
- The Vanderbilt Initiative for Scholarship and Global Engagement (VISAGE)
- Chinese Studies and Service Learning in Beijing
- Service Learning at the University of Cape Town
- Summer Public Health in the Dominican Republic
Applications are typically due in late January. More information can be found here.