Meet the Inaugural Class of Fellows at Penn’s SNF Paideia Program
19 October 2020

They include an ordained Buddhist monk from Washington, an aspiring bioethicist from Japan, and a climate activist from Greece.

Twenty University of Pennsylvania freshmen from across the United States and abroad have been selected to be part of the first cohort of SNF Paideia Fellows.

Meet the Fellows

In March 2019, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced a $6 million grant to the University of Pennsylvania to imagine a new paradigm for its project of educating students as whole people and citizens. The result, drawing inspiration from ancient Greece and the concept of “paideia,” which indicated the rearing and education of the ideal citizen, is the SNF Paideia Program.