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Skidmore College


Career Development Center

The Susan Hirsch Schwartz Fund

The Susan Hirsch Schwartz fund was established to encourage the involvement of students receiving financial aid and grant money in off-campus career and graduate school exploration. 


  • Apply online.
  • Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of eligibility within 5 business days.


  • Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be spent and received within 30 days of award approval. Receipts and Thank You Note must be provided for your reimbursement to be processed.
      • Receipts can be submitted to Idalia Sepúlveda after your eligibility has been determined.
      • Thank You Notes should be submitted to Idalia Sepúlveda . Your message will be proofread and & revised as necessary, then forwarded to our donor, Susan Hirsch Schwartz.

Reimbursement Timeline

  • Once you are approved, and you have provided all required documentation, a reimbursement request will be submitted to the Accounts Payable Office, and your check will be available within 10 business days.
  • The SHS Fund will cover up to $150 of approved expenses such as travel assistance, interview attire, graduate school test and application fees, and other expenses. All expenses must be preapproved by the Career Development Center. 
  • Qualified students can receive one award per academic year. This can include multiple purchases and you will be reimbursed for up to $150 of your total expenses. Receipts must be submitted together.
  • No cash advances are permitted.

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

Examples of what could be funded:

  • Travel to informational or job interviews
  • Professional business attire for interviews and internships
  • Regional networking receptions or career fairs
  • Off-campus graduate school fairs
  • Grad school application fees and test prep materials


Please contact Idalia Sepúlveda  if you have questions or need additional information.