Wesleyan Summer Grants

The 2022 application will be open January 31st - February 27th, 11:59pm. Applications received after midnight on February 27th will not be considered. Upcoming Information Sessions.

Click Here to access the application on AcademicWorks.

Wesleyan Summer Grants are funding resources awarded through the Gordon Career Center which allow students to pursue no- or low-pay career-related summer experiences. These resources include Wesleyan Summer Experience Grants, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Grants, named grants, etc. Funding can be awarded up to $5,000.

Summer experiences can take place in the U.S. and abroad and can include career-related opportunities in the following areas:

  • Internships
  • Faculty-Mentored Research/Independent Research
  • Language Study
  • Volunteer Work
  • Field Study
  • Academic Program (cannot be Wesleyan University program/class)
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Independent Project

Click Here for examples of previously funded summer experiences.

Still Figuring Out Your Summer Plans?
You can still apply if you have not secured your summer experience. Your application will reflect the opportunity you are currently pursuing or your first choice if you are considering multiple opportunities. If chosen for funding, you will have the ability to submit a revised application if your plans have changed and you have a different summer opportunity than what was in your original application. All revisions will be reviewed before funding is determined. 

What Types of Grants are There?
There are many grants that fall into the Wesleyan Summer Grants Program – some are very general in nature and support a variety of opportunities while others have specific requirements. Grants are available in the following areas:

  • All Summer Experiences: These grants are open to students pursuing opportunities in any industry, research, volunteer work, or any other summer experience related to their post-graduate career goals.
  • Arts, Music, Journalism/Digital Media Summer Experiences
  • Business Related Summer Experiences
  • Experiences Related to Jewish and Israel Studies
  • Location Specific Summer Experiences
  • Non-Profit Summer Experiences
  • Science Related Summer Experiences
  • Social Impact and Entrepreneurship Summer Experiences
  • Social Justice/Services, Humanitarian Efforts and Political Activism Summer Experiences
  • Specific Majors/Society/Group
  • Veterans

Click here to view available grants for 2022. It is the applicant's responsibility to review each grant for specific eligibility and requirements. 

Grants that are added to the list while the application is open might not be shown as choices on the application. All applicants who meet the criteria listed for these particular grants will automatically be considered.

Grants with an Internship
The following internship opportunities are funded through this program. If you are interested in one of these internships, in addition to applying to the grant on AcademicWorks you will apply to them directly on Handshake. You can still apply to the Wesleyan Summer Grants program for another opportunity where you would need funding. Please see each individual posting for directions.

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.

Other funding opportunities available on campus:

In addition to Wesleyan Summer Grants there a number of other funding opportunities available on campus including: