Lombard Public Service Fellowships

For nearly 25 years, Dartmouth alumni have put the liberal arts education they received here to good use in a range of projects around the world through the Richard D. Lombard '53 Public Service Fellowship program.


The Dickey Center, together with the Dartmouth Center for Service, administers the Lombard Fellowship program, which supports graduating seniors and recent graduates of Dartmouth (including the professional schools) in public service projects in the U.S. and around the world. Every year up to a dozen Lombard Fellows match their interests and skills with partners across the globe to create a 6-12 month project that tackles local need and benefits the public good.

Graduating seniors and first-year alumni can receive up to $20,000 for 6-month (minimum) to one year (maximum) service projects in the U.S. or abroad. Project criteria include:

  • Provides the opportunity for you to contribute to the welfare, development and fulfillment of other human beings.
  • Agencies or communities in which you work must be non-profit, non-denominational, and politically non-partisan. Fellows may not function as lobbyists.
  • Placement should involve 30-40 hours of work per week for 6-12 months.
  • Upon completion of the fellowship, you must submit a selection of pictures and a 5-8 page report. Occasionally Fellows are invited back to campus to share their experience with students.


For more information and to apply for a Lombard Fellowship, go to the funding page.

I just can't imagine looking at the world or India the same way ever again.

Kashay Sanders '11

Read about current Lombard projects on their blog

The John Sloan Dickey Center