Overview: Wesleyan University Summer Experience Grant

Grants are given for all types of summer experiences that are career focused, ranging from the corporate world to non-profit; in the U.S. and abroad.  Career Center staff is available by appointment or during Drop In Hours to show you the resources available to help you find a great summer experience and to review your application.

Awards are made up to $4000 per experience and a Summer Experience Grant recipient can only receive the award one time. 

The internship should be full-time for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Undergraduates who are rising juniors or rising seniors by the start date of the internship and are receiving need-based financial aid at the time they apply for a Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant will be eligible.

Selection Criteria:
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of:                                             
1. Clarity of the proposal
2. Feasibility of the outlined budget
3. The opportunity presented to enhance the Wesleyan educational experience, to gain new skills, to test or broaden areas of career interest

Developing your Application:
How to Develop a Great Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Application 

The budget is an important component of the proposal. The submitted budget total should not exceed $4000.

You must include your Wesleyan Summer Earning Expectation. Contact the financial aid office for details or read more in the FAQ section below.

Please note:  Awards may not match request amounts, depending on funds available that year.

How to Apply:
How to Apply via MyCC (Student User Guide)

Receiving the Grant:
In mid-May you will receive a check for all but $500 of your approved budget. The remaining $500 will be given to you in mid-September after the completion of your internship and submission of the required evaluation.

If you are selected as a Wesleyan Summer Experience Intern and receive Wesleyan Scholarship funds for the upcoming academic year, the loan and/or work portion of your aid package will be reduced by $500 and your Wesleyan Scholarship increased by $500.

If you receive only loans and/or work and not a Wesleyan Scholarship, the following year, a $500 Wesleyan Scholarship will be added to the financial aid package, as long as it does not create an over-award of federal funds. No over-awards are permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Paul Turenne

Graduate Intern

(860) 685-2352