The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy.
The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, they work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students the opportunity to turn their passion for liberty into careers through professional education programs. Several programs might be of interest to W&L students. Programs are offered in the fall, spring, and summer.
A grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation in support of W&L’s strategic initiative in global learning will provide support for international student collaboration.
City Year partners with public schools in high-poverty communities to help bridge the gap between what students need and what schools are designed to provide. City Year corps members provide 11 months of full-time service as tutors, mentors, and role models to help children stay in school and on track and transform schools and communities across the United States. Just as important, during their year of service, corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service. City Year corps members are as diverse a group as the communities they serve.
The College Board’s Scholarship Search helps students find scholarships, financial aid, and internships. To identify funding for study abroad, select “Study Abroad” under eligibility requirements on page 3 of the search criteria.
The Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes and rewards undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to research, discovery, invention and innovation. Entries from all fields of study are encouraged because the inventive spirit can emerge from any course, any university and any student. Entries must be the original idea and work product of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor and must not have been (1) made available to the public as a commercial product or process, (2) described in extensive detail in a publication more than one year prior to the date of submission, or (3) issued a patent more than one year prior to the date of submission.
The CBYX program annually provides yearlong fellowships covering two months of intensive German language training, a semester of study at German University or University of Applied Sciences, a five-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field, housing, transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and a monthly stipend for living expenses.
A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive overseas summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages.
The Cynthia D. Klinedinst Fund for Theater, established in 2007 by a gift from Cynthia D. Klinedinst, supports the teaching and performance of theater, both in and outside the classroom at Washington and Lee University. A portion of the fund is awarded annually to theater majors or minors with particularly meritorious internship projects to help defray travel and living expenses. This fund is limited to theater students.
The Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) is a non-profit agency founded by W&L alumnus Phil Marella and his wife, Andrea. They offer a summer research opportunity exclusively for W&L basic science majors and students planning to pursue careers in the allied health sciences. DART funds collaborative research efforts directed at understanding the basic pathophysiology of and developing therapeutic interventions for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC), an autosomal-recessive lysosomal storage disease that manifests predominantly as a collection of progressive, degenerative neuropathologies. The labs supported by DART are at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (Manhattan), Albert Einstein School of Medicine (Bronx), Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), and Oxford University. Additional labs at the NIH-CHHD in Bethesda and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine also collaborates closely with the labs supported by DART.