University of Vermont

Samuel Fishman Memorial Fund

The Fishman Fund was established in Samuel Fishman's memory, and was established to provide necessary scholarship funds to UVM students involved in legislative, governmental, and community service internships. Samuel William Fishman was a member of the UVM class of 1934. He was a loyal and active alumnus as well as an outstanding citizen, serving as a Vermont attorney, jurist, and legislator over the course of his lifetime. He received UVM's Distinguished Service Award in 1969. He passed away in 1975.

The Samuel Fishman Memorial Fund supports internships in government and service. One or two awards of up to $2500 each will be awarded at the beginning of the summer.

Scholarship Recipient Obligations

The following items will be required from scholarship recipients:

  • A thank you note to the benefactor
  • A two page, double-spaced summary answering the following questions:
    • How did this internship help you grow personally and professionally?
    • How did this internship opportunity affect your career goals? Did it help you explore options, gain skills, or refine a plan as it relates to your career?

Application Process

Please visit to read application requirements and directions

If you have questions about the application process, please come to Drop In Hours at the Career + Experience Hub, or contact Amanda Chase.

Last modified January 06 2017 11:17 AM