The Ferguson Career Center 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 the Career Center need to see Dani Widdows regarding Curricular Practical Training (CPT) approval. Her office is located in Bagby, room 202.


Please contact the Career Center at, or 223-6106.