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.

General Eligibility Requirements

  • All undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a scholarship, however some scholarships may have additional requirements.
  • 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 (i.e. May Term or study abroad).
  • All awards will be paid prior to commencing the internship and are taxable.
  • Special consideration, requirements, and funding sources will be given to students from West Virginia, members of Greek Life, or the Chi Phi Fraternity.

Scholarship amounts vary based on financial need and are at the discretion of the awards committee.

Application Instructions

A completed application will include:

  1. Internship Scholarship application form
  2. Resumé
  3. Statement of Purpose (how this internship relates to your career plans)
  4. Anticipated Cost worksheet

Anticipated Cost Worksheet (pdf)

Application Form

Application Deadlines

Application materials must be submitted to the Career Center by April 10th at 5 PM.
Late or incomplete application packets will not be accepted.

Award winners will be notified by April 20th.

International Students

Any international students who accept summer internships and/or any scholarship funding through the Career Center need to see the Director of Global Education, Dr. Daniella Widdows, regarding Curricular Practical Training (CPT) approval.

Global Education

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