Internship Scholarships

The Career Education and Vocational Reflection Office and Hampden-Sydney College fully supports its students who engage in experiential learning activities through internships, volunteerism, summer research, and job shadow opportunities. In support of this, we offer internship scholarships for current students who have obtained summer experiential learning opportunities, but may not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints. Generous donations have been sustained through these sources:

The Sears Endowment for Student Internships is made possible by the generous gift from the estate of Roy B. Sears '42.
The Circle Internship Fund is made possible by a generous gift from fraternity alumni of Hampden-Sydney College.
The Charles Wilder Watts, Jr. '31 Chi Phi Internship Endowment is made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Mr. Watts.

Scholarship amounts vary based on each individual application and the discretion of the awards committee.

General Criteria

  • All undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a scholarship, however some scholarships may have additional requirements.
  • All applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, a confirmed internship experience, and demonstrate financial need.
  • All awards will be based on the anticipated educational and professional value of the internship, the student's self-assessment and skill development, expenses directly related to the internship, and level of compensation.
  • Students seeking financial assistance for summer coursework will not be considered.
  • All awards will be paid prior to commencing the internship, and they are taxable.
  • Eligible students may apply for a scholarship throughout the year, but are only able to receive one stipend per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Application deadline: for summer internships, applications are due in April. Check back in the early Spring semester for the specific date. For internships any time other than summer, contact the Career Education Office for more details on submitting an application.

International Students: any international students who accept summer internships and/or any scholarship funding through Career Education need to see Dani Widdows regarding Curricular Practical Training (CPT) approval. Her office is located in Bagby, room 315.

Questions? Please contact Ms. Becca Snyder at, or x.6105.