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. 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
  • The Gottwald Internship Endowment is provided by a generous gift from a friend of the College, Bruce C. Gottwald, Jr.
  • The Robison Internship Endowment comes from the very generous Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Robison III '70
  • The Career Education Internship Fund is generously supported by the Office of the President and Provost of Hampden-Sydney College

Scholarship amounts vary based on each individual application and, following an interview, 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 deadlines: 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 202.

Questions? Please contact Ms. Becca Snyder Shelton at, or x6105.

2016 Internship Scholarship Recipients

Sears Internship Endowment
Tanner Beck '18:
Eberle Communications Group, McLean, VA
Gui Guimaraes '18: Teaching/Coaching Basketball, Brazil
Tyler Langhorn '17: Fulbright Commission, Prague (also received a $2,000 VFIC scholarship)
John March '17:
Office of Congressman Goodlatte, D.C.
Zane Moody '18:
International Civil Service Commission, New York, NY
Max Morgan '17:
Valente & Associates, D.C.
Thomas Murphy '17:
Don Gibson Law Firm, Charleston, SC
Dallas Negaard '18:
HOPE Church, Richmond, VA

The Circle Internship Scholarship
Enrique Elizondo '17: Kushner & Kushner, P.C., Charlotte, NC (alumnus sponsored)
Matt Hinson '16: Kushner & Kushner, P.C., Charlotte, NC (alumnus sponsored)
Michael Kaufmann '17: McMullen Public Affairs, Columbia, SC (alumnus sponsored)
John Regan '17: Brand Bank, Atlanta, GA (alumnus sponsored, Atlanta Internship Program)        
Austin Stephan '17: National Securities, Norwalk, CT (alumnus sponsored)
Jim Warren '17: McMullen Public Affairs, Columbia, SC (alumnus sponsored)

The Career Education Internship Fund
Alex Luna '17: UVA McIntire Business Institute, Charlottesville, VA
Matt Mood '19: Disney College Intern Program, Orlando, FL
Brock Plantinga '17: The Bank of North Carolina, Roanoke, VA
Justin Reid '19: Paragon Commercial Bank, Raleigh, NC
Jack Voelker '17: B. Riley & Co., Newport Beach, CA
David Zwick '18: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, D.C.

The Watts Chi Phi Internship Endowment
Blake Brown '17: Centra Health, Brookneal, VA
Stewart Lawrence '17: Sorensen Institute, Charlottesville, VA

The Robison Internship Endowment
Jovan Burton '17: Port of Virginia, Norfolk, VA (alumnus sponsored)
Hunter Kuehn '18: First Citizens Bank, Raleigh, NC
Andrew Marshall '17: Office of Student Affairs, Hampden-Sydney

The Gottwald Internship Endowment
Austin Reed '18: The USO, Hampton Roads

Many thanks to the generous and dedicated donors whom have funded the program, Dr. Dennis Stevens and the College administration for keeping this a priority agenda item, the Institutional Advancement staff on the 'front lines' helping to raise money for this program, and our wonderful faculty and staff who continuously support students as they pursue their goals!