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Open to US citizens only
Deadline: 04/09/2023

The Samvid Scholars Program aims to invest in future leaders committed to effecting positive change in the world through the spirit of innovation and exploration. 
The Samvid Scholars Program will select 20 students who will be entering graduate school in Fall 2023, have an exceptional record of achievement, and are driven to make a positive impact $50,000 in tuition support each year for two years. In addition, the program will provide scholars with leadership training, professional development support, and service opportunities.

Applicants must be US citizens with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and be entering a full-time graduate program of at least two years duration in the United States during 2022-2023. Degrees such as JD, MBA, MD, MEd, MEng, MA, MPH, MPP, and MS are eligible. Funding does NOT support PhD programs, but students in joint degree programs that include a PhD are eligible for funding to support the 2 or more year non-PhD degree.

Selection criteria include:

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.50
  • Leadership and extracurricular achievement
  • Ambition to make an impact on the world
  • Potential for success and contribution to society
  • Relevance of graduate study to long-term goals

Please review Samvid's detailed "About the Program" information at

Deadline: April 9, 2023 (Tentative Deadline)

Contact Information

Send application questions to:

CURF contact:

Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
3539 Locust Walk, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Genser





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