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Eligibility: First-Years

Washington and Lee Summer Research Scholars Program

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.

Washington Term Program

Pol 466:  The Washington Term Program aims to enlarge students’ understanding of national politics and governance. Combining the practical experience of a Washington internship with academic study, it affords deeper insight into the processes and problems of government at the national level.

Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Study, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Credit, Unpaid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Seniors, Sophomores

William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai

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.

Winston Foundation for World Peace Fellowships

The Winston Foundation for World Peace supports undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cooperative security, conflict resolution, and disarmament. Fellows design their own projects, usually involving public education, media outreach, grassroots organizing, or another active approach to issues of cooperative security, nuclear arms control, conventional arms transfers, demilitarization, democracy building, conflict resolution, and the like. Applicants are expected to work full-time with a non-profit organization. A stipend is provided for the duration of the project, which lasts from 2-4 months during the academic year or summer.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying design and arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Among the scholarships’ primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow. To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to positive change in the larger community through their work.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts
Opportunity Type: Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Minority/Underrepresented Groups, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Xerox College Experiential Learning (XCEL) Program

The Xerox College Experiential Learning (XCEL) Program is a co-op and summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. Students get real-life experience in specialty fields and a head start on becoming a valued business professional at one of the world’s leading companies

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

Xerox Minority Scholarships

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarshipprovides funding to undergraduate and graduate minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. This scholarship is available to US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident visas.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Minority/Underrepresented Groups, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Young Sustainable Impact Innovation Program

Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) is all about solving the greatest challenges of our generation through a global movement of youth who can create and implement the solutions for our grand challenges; from poverty to climate change to gender equality. Young Sustainable Impact is a program for young professionals around the world to solve the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations.

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