Internship Scholarships

The Career Education Office 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
    • 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.
  • The Circle Internship Fund is made possible by a generous gift from fraternity alumni of Hampden-Sydney College
    • All undergraduate students who are active members of a fraternity are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
  • The Charles Wilder Watts, Jr. '31 Chi Phi Internship Endowment is made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Mr. Watts
    • All undergraduate Chi Phi fraternity students are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
  • 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: applications for summer opportunities are due (typically) in mid-April.

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.

2017 Internship Scholarship Recipients

Sears Internship Endowment
Sam Fleming '19:
Carolina Crown
Conner Francis `20: the Offices of Senator Rubio and Congressman Tom Garrett, Washington, D.C.
Palmer Jones '18: Campus Outreach, Myrtle Beach, SC
Zane Moody '18: 
White & Case, Singapore
Dallas Negaard '18:
 Fulbright Commission, Prague, CZ
Chris Ross '18: 
the Office of Congressman Tom Garrett, Washington, D.C.
Jake Shenk '19: 
DBi Services, Hazleton, PA
Luis Torres '18:
 UVA McIntire Business Institute, Charlottesville, VA
Jamie Turner `18: GEICO, Fredericksburg, VA
Ryan Waugh `19:
McMullen Public Affairs, Charleston, SC

The Circle Internship Scholarship
Joey Atcheson '18: ClearView Financial, Richmond, VA
Jordan Beck '18: Kushner & Kushner, P.C., Charlotte, NC (alumnus sponsored)
Ryan Beltrondo '18: MKTG, Atlanta, GA
Enrique Elizondo '17: Kushner & Kushner, P.C., Charlotte, NC (alumnus sponsored)        
Tristan Goering `19: Northwestern Mutual, Williamsburg, VA
Chris Mercer `19: Hamer Trading, Williamsburg, VA
Justin Reid `19: Paragon Bank & the Cary Chamber of Commerce, Raleigh, NC
Skyler Robinson `18: FBI (National Honors Intern), Richmond, VA
Kyler Vela `18: Hatteras Island Ocean Center, Hatteras, NC
Duncan Wingfield `18: Commonwealth Event Company, Richmond, VA

The Career Education Internship Fund
Jamie Agnew `19: Farr, Miller & Washington Investment Council, Washington, D.C.
Kyle Burns `18: BrandBank, Atlanta, GA (alumnus sponsored)
Phillip Clark `18: Ocean Atlantic Rentals, Outer Banks, NC
Jamal Dillard `19: The Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head, NC
Steven Dvornick `18: International Civil Service Commission, New York, NY
Josh Elliott `18: Ambassadors Abroad, St. Petersburg, Russia
Austin Hardman `18: Abba's Pride, Pretoria, South Africa
Nick Matullo `17: Sanzone & Baker law firm, Lynchburg, VA
Colin Penn `20: Hooker Furniture Corporation, Martinsville, VA
Bailey Tyner `18: Mitre Agency, Greensboro, NC

The Watts Chi Phi Internship Endowment
Luke Bloodworth `18: UAB School of Medicine; Transgenic & Genetically Engineered Models Core Facility, Birmingham, AL
Jack Dawson `18: Kushner & Kushner PC, Charlotte, NC (alumnus sponsored)
Izaak Janowski `17: Village of Tahsis City Government, Tahsis, British Columbia
Jack Weaver `19: Vector Marketing, Newnan, GA

The Robison Internship Endowment
Austin Reed `18: Signature Family Wealth Advisors, Norfolk, VA
Alex Tait `18: The USO of Hampton Roads and Central VA, Hampton, VA (alumnus sponsored)

The Gottwald Internship Endowment
Jacky Cheng '18: The Local Initiative Support Council, New York, NY
Cam Johnson `18: Chesterfield County Administration, Richmond, VA
Hunter Kuehn `18: VisionPoint Marketing, Raleigh, NC

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!