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ARCH Kassab Fellowship Applications Fall 2013


FMU Kassab Service Fellowship
Advancing Rural Community Health (ARCH)

Fall 2013 Fact Sheet
(please read before completing application)


Note: There are two different applications, one for NEW Fellows and one for RETURNING Fellows.  Please choose the appropriate application when applying.

The ARCH Kassab Service Fellowship provides junior and senior students with the opportunity to do paid semester-long Fellowships in rural community health settings (primarily Marion, Marlboro and Williamsburg counties).  Thanks in part to a gift by the Kassab Foundation, these Fellowships will be offered on a competitive basis in the Fall 2013 session.  Participation in ARCH will help you determine if a career in community health is for you.  Your Fellowship experience will also improve your chances of getting the job you want or being accepted into graduate school.


  1. Junior or Senior Status (completed > 56 hours)
  2. Full-time student or if part-time, in final semester
  3. Major (or minor) in Biology, Education, Nursing, Psychology, or Sociology preferred
  4. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  5. A completed application including signature of a faculty sponsor (sponsor co-signs application indicating support of your participation)
  6. Record of involvement in community activities and service
  7. Interest in a career that advances rural communities through health care or human service organizations

The typical fellowship will involve:

  1. Completing pre-fellowship training plus any other site-specific training needed
  2. Working 6 hours a week during the semester at the same community site
  3. Regular reports to your ARCH faculty advisor and completion of any other department-related fellowship requirements 

Fellowship Benefits Include:

  1. A stipend of up to $1000 per semester based on hours worked.  Stipend will be adjusted to cover travel expenses.
  2. Experience in any of a number of community health settings.  These include
  • Rural Physicians’ Offices
  • Rural Dentists’ Offices
  • Community Health Centers
  • Free Medical Clinics
  • Rural Hospital Emergency Rooms
  • Rural Pharmacies
  • Rural Hospital Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health Centers
  • ARCH Medical Screenings - A screening team of 7 students, led by a health professional, provides medical screenings in a church or other community site.  These screening include the opportunity to take blood pressures, obtain finger stick blood sugars and cholesterols, and assist with nutrition education.

A few ground rules:

  1. You will be responsible for your own transportation (unless you do Medical Screenings.  This group travels together by van).  Your stipend will take into account your travel expenses.
  2. We will do our best to accommodate one of your top five choices of fellowship but this may not always be possible.


Interested?  Contact any of the following for an application and more information:

Nursing:  Marty Hucks: 661-1695, jhucks@fmarion.edu

Psychology:  Ron Murphy, 661-1643, rmurphy@fmarion.edu

Sociology:  Joel Thayer, 661-1656, jthayer@fmarion.edu

Biology:  Vernon Bauer: 661-1409, vbauer@fmarion.edu

Other Majors:  Paul DeMarco: 661-1845, pdemarco@fmarion.edu

Fellowship Applications may be turned in to any of the above faculty and are due by 5 PM on Friday, April 5, 2013 

Kassab Fellowship Application for NEW Applicants - Fall 2013

Kassab Fellowship Applicaiton for RETURNING Applicants - Fall 2013


Last Published: March 21, 2013 9:00 AM
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