Venture for America recruits college graduates to work for two years at emerging start-ups and early-stage companies in lower-cost cities (e.g., Detroit, Providence, New Orleans). Modeled after Teach for America, Venture for America provides a path for entrepreneurship to college graduates who want to learn how to build companies and create jobs.
Interests: Creative Writing
The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) is a consortium of 15 traditional private liberal arts colleges in Virginia. One of the VFIC Member Institutions’ highest priority objectives is securing scholarships for deserving students. A variety of opportunities are available for tuition and summer undergraduate research.
Developed as a complement to the Washington and Lee Summer Research Scholars Program, which promotes collaborative research between students and faculty members during the summer, the Student Summer Independent Research (SSIR) grants support rising seniors in the pursuit of their own research or creative interest, with the mentorship of a faculty member.
W&L students and faculty have opportunities for joint research work during the summer months. The Summer Research Scholars (SRS) program has evolved over the decades into a robust series of opportunities and projects. The program aims to encourage the development of research techniques within a particular discipline, to promote the active acquisition of knowledge, and to stimulate student interest in inquiry. It is also intended to aid undergraduate faculty in their research activities by providing student help, but the projects must be meaningful in their own right as well as educationally valuable for the student. The application process is competitive, and funds may not be adequate to grant all proposals. The supported work is carried out during the summer months.
The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. The program provides American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying abroad at the American University in Dubai.