These scholarships help defray living costs (food, transportation, housing, and cost of living expenses) of unpaid or "under-paid" internships.
"Under-paid" means that you may receive payment for your internship, but that it would not be enough to cover your essential needs. Funds cannot be used to cover tuition or program fees. The monies received from internship awards are not wages or compensation for hours worked. There may be financial aid and/or tax implications for awards. If you have questions about the impact of a scholarship, please consult with the financial aid office or your tax professional.
We encourage everyone in need to apply! We also encourage everyone to work on a Plan B in case you do not receive funding. In past years the committee has received an annual average of about 80 applications, and has been able to distribute about 50 awards. Internship scholarships are competitive, and some applicants will not receive funding.
If you need assistance completing your application and/or working on Plan B, please drop by the Career Center.