The Sears Endowment for Student Internships is made possible by the generous gift from the estate of Roy B. Sears '42.
All undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a scholarship, however preference will be given to juniors and those hailing from the state of West Virginia. Students must have a confirmed internship. Please see Ms. Becca Snyder for additional eligibility requirements.
Deadline: typically during the first week of April
Want to know more? Read about their internship experiences, see pictures and even videos at the Off the Hill & On the Job blog
2013 Sears Recipient
Fred Antoine '14: Silverline CRM, New York, NY
David Coe '14: Summer Research with Dr. Hargadon, Hampden-Sydney College
Connor Crowley '14: Congressman Eric Cantor, Washington, D.C.
Dylan DelliSanti '14: Charles Koch Institute, Arlington, VA
Ben Durham '14: The Olmsted Foundation, Falls Church, VA
Will Funk '14: Young Life Camp, Saranac Lake, NY
Will Hudson '14: Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Danville, VA
Greg Lewis '15: First Investors, Richmond, VA
Sasha Obradovic '14: Northwestern Mutual, Richmond, VA
Trey Price '14: Fulbright Commission, Czech Republic
Ryan Raybuck '14: Hamer Trading, Williamsburg, VA
Caleb Swiney '16: Congressman Gingrey's Office, Washington, D.C.
2012 Sears Recipients
Kolin Atkinson '15: Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc., McLean, VA
Matt Boschen '13: Baptist Joint Committee, Washington, D.C.
Paul Boydoh '14: Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Lynchburg, VA
John Chambers '13: Department of State, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Osric Forrest '12 (past recipient): University of Milano Bicocco, Milan, Italy
Matt Jones '14: U.S. AID, Washington, D.C.
John McKenzie '13: Citizens United, Washington, D.C.
Alex Potapov '13: Axel Springer Publishing House, Moscow, Russia
Ke Shang '13: Beijing Zhiwentianda Culture Communication Co., Beijing, China
Will Smith '13 (past recipient): Genworth Financial, Lynchburg, VA
Paul Thornton '14: U.S. AID, Washington, D.C.
August Widmer '13: Zirkin-Cutler Investments, Bethesda, MD
2011 Sears Recipients
Kevin Besserer '12: George Allen for U.S. Senate, Richmond, VA
Damian Booker '12: Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
Steven Ellmann '12: Wells Fargo Securities, Charlotte, NC
Osric Forrest '12: Max Planck Institute, Freiburg, Germany
Barron Frazier '12: Translational Science Institute at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Tad Grenga '12: Fundacion Paraguaya, Asuncion, Paraguay
Michael Larkins '13: American University Washington Summer Internship Program
Cameron Marshall '12: McMullen Public Affairs, Columbia, SC
Patrick McCue '13: Calkain Companies, Inc., Reston, VA
Cody Meadows '12: Staunton River State Park Americorps Member, Scottsburg, VA
Cody Murphey '12: DankosGordon PC, Richmond, VA
Ibn Salaam '12: Political Development Group LLC, Washington, D.C.
Adam Sammons '12: First Citizens Bank, Charlotte, NC
Will Smith '13: University of Chicago Booth Summer Business Scholars Program, Chicago, IL
Shihao Tian '12: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
Joseph Tritico '12: Fulbright Commission, Prague, Czech Republic
Joseph Wilson '12: National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, D.C.
Connor Winstead '12: Town of Nags Head, NC, Nags Head, NC
2010 Sears Recipients
Will Carter '12: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and Rep. Eric Cantor, Richmond, VA
Tim Fisher '11: Habitat ReStore Managment, Martinsburg, WV
Andrew Joyner '11: First Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
Joe Lannetti '11: City of Virginia Beach City Manager's Office, Virginia Beach, VA
JB Potter '11: Kreisverwaltung Mainz-Birgen, Germany
Ken Simon '11: Valente and Associates, Washington, D.C.
Matt Thompson '11: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Richmond, VA
Robert Thompson '11: Office of the Attorney General, Richmond, VA
Curtis Tomlin '11: Fulbright Commission, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Chris Turpin '12: United States Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Basil Panton '11: Wake Forest University Summer Research, Winston-Salem, NC
Jonathan Park '12: Dartmouth Medical School Research, Hanover, NH
Eamon Penland '11: Fundacion de la Mujer, Costa Rica
Matt Carter '11: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Richmond, VA
Kyle Grantier '11: Office of Senator Jim Webb, Washington, D.C.