2020 Wesleyan Summer Grants Application

The 2020 Wesleyan Summer Grants Open Application Period Will Begin in January 2020.

How to Apply:

  1. Login to AcademicWorks
  2. Review available grants and their requirements
  3. Begin application--you will select the specific grant(s) you would like to apply for in the application

Required Application Components: 

  1. Approved Resume
    • Your resume must be approved by the Gordon Career Center on Handshake before you can submit your application. Note that resumes are reviewed, not necessarily approved, within 2 business days, so please plan accordingly.
  2. Completed Application Form
  3. Completed Budget Form (Sample Budget)
  4. Code of Conduct
  5. Completed Written Statements and Essay

*Some grants require additional materials, please review carefully!

Selection Criteria & Rubric
Applications will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Summer Grants Committee and evaluated on the basis of:

  1. Overall clarity of the proposal (including grammar, spelling, etc.)
  2. Feasibility of the proposed budget
  3. Short Statements/Essay: Ability to convey what you hope to learn from the experience and how the opportunity will impact and enhance your career goals
  4. Approved resume

2019 Summer Grants Rubric

Receiving Your Grant
If your proposal is selected to receive funding, you will be notified in early April, and in mid-May, after completing the necessary steps to accept funding, you will receive a check for all of your approved budget. Over the summer you will be required to complete a questionnaire about your experience and write a thank you to your donor(s).

If you need help getting your resume approved, finding summer opportunities, or would like to review your application materials, please schedule a career advising or drop-in appointment with a staff member from the Gordon Career Center. Appointments can be scheduled online on Handshake, via phone 860-685-2180, or in-person during business hours. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility, requirements of a particular grant, or the application process, please contact Sarah McNamara, Associate Director of Internships and Campus Recruiting via email wseg@wesleyan.edu.