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Skidmore College
Career Development Center

About the Susan Hirsch Schwartz Fund

The Susan Hirsch Schwartz Fund was established to encourage the involvement of economically disadvantaged students (receiving significant financial aid and grant money) in off-campus career and graduate school exploration. If approved, the SHS Fund will cover up to $150 for travel assistance, interview attire, application fees, postage and other expenses. Expenses must be preapproved. Students are required to submit all receipts. Qualified students will be permitted to receive one award per year.

Please note: The fund is not available for clothing for school (including winter clothing), textbooks, college fees, etc.

Examples of what could be funded:

  • Career & Internship Connections along with other career days
  • Off-campus graduate school fairs
  • Informational interviews with alumni, parents and other contacts
  • Regional networking receptions
  • Job interviews
  • Grad school application fees
  • Kaplan test prep course fees

Click here to download the application. To see if you quality or for more information, please contact Corine Houry at