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Eligibility: Sophomores

Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship and Internship Program

Named for the Tony Award-nominated lighting designer, the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship & Internship Program offers personalized training opportunities with Arena’s ensemble of resident artists, technicians and administrators.  The goal of the program is to cultivate the next generation of theater professionals by providing the highest standard of training through immersion in the art and business of producing theater. Arena Stage provides in-depth, hands-on experience with seasoned professionals.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Summer, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

American Physiological Society Summer Research Programs

The American Physiological Society (APS) offers five programs that allow undergraduate students to participate in research during the summer. Recipients of the Society’s five summer fellowship programs spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Scholarships

Mechanical engineering encompasses a dynamic field of knowledge with lifelong learning opportunities. Financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology is available through various scholarships listed on the ASME Scholarship website. Deadlines and other terms and conditions vary, so please review the website carefully before applying.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world’s leading institutions.  A listing of current US institutions can be found here.  Washington and Lee students are eligible to apply to programs in the US (US citizens only) and Japan (students of all nationalities).

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Research, Summer
Geographic Region: Domestic, International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Sophomores

Argonne National Laboratory Undergraduate Internships and Fellowships (DOE)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, a major research center, offers opportunities for college and university undergraduate students to participate in the Laboratory’s ongoing research programs. In addition to such opportunities, the U.S. Department of Energy directly sponsors research participation at other DOE facilities. At Argonne, college/university students may obtain research experience through the Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI) or one of several other internship programs.  Housing, transportation, and stipends are provided to participants.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Research, Summer, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Seniors, Sophomores

Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research

This Berkeley Lab Program places students from 4 year institutions in paid internships in science and engineering. Students work with scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s research program. Typically, BLUR participants are students at partnership schools or have an established relationship with Lab scientists and funding sources have been identified.  Students initially interested in participating in Berkeley Lab should apply through DOE’s SULI program.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Research, Summer, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores

Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Summer Intern Programs

Each year, Bettis hires approximately 25 students for its summer intern program. Laboratory internships offer students a unique opportunity to participate in the important work done at Bettis and a chance to work with some of the finest technical people in the country.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Summer, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

BMI Student Composer Awards

The BMI Student Composer Awards is a competition for young composers of classical music. Founded in 1951, the competition has become one of the most coveted and prestigious awards for young composers in the Western Hemisphere.  Co-sponsored by the BMI Foundation and by BMI, the awards are made on an annual basis for compositions submitted by students actively engaged in the study of music.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts, Humanities
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages.  In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

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