Academics Internal Grants for Students: Information & Overview
The following opportunities are currently available for Marlboro students. Please note the eligibility criteria and deadlines for each prior to applying. Once deadlines are established for 2012-13, there will be links to the application process or application forms.
- Summer Internship Grants: Marlboro provides support for summer internships to enable students to take volunteer or low-paid positions in organizations and gain applied experience in their academic fields. Our hope is that students will engage in work that cannot be done on campus and that they will establish relationships with professionals who may be helpful to them in the future. Students in the past have interned in non-profit organizations, research centers, laboratories, art studios, cultural festivals, hospitals, correctional facilities and museums. Students have also received support for their own independent, Plan-related research project, guided by a Marlboro College faculty member or a mentor at another institution. Grants are made only to support Plan-related summer internships or projects. The Prizes & Scholarships Committee administers summer internship grants. Application deadline: March 1, 2013. View the 2013 summer internship application process. Contact: Todd Smith .
- M.A.C. (Margaret A. Cargill) Foundation grants: Marlboro has received funds to support student work on the environment, beginning in Spring 2012 and continuing through the summer of 2014. These funds offer opportunities for research support at all levels and from all disciplines, and for student attendance at conferences or workshops relating to environmental topics. In addition, the grant will support summer internships or field work relating to the environment, beginning in summer 2012. A group of faculty in Environmental Studies administers M.A.C grants. View the full listing of M.A.C. Grant opportunities available for students and faculty. Application deadline for summer 2013 internship or field work grants: March 1, 2013. View the 2013 summer M.A.C. grant application process. Contact: Matt Ollis or William Edelglass .
- Christian Johnson Endeavor Foundation opportunities: Marlboro has received a two-year grant (2011-2013) to support programming and curricular development in global studies. There will be funds available to support student opportunities for international study. The Committee on World Studies administers CJEF grants. Application deadline for summer 2013 international internship, research or study grants: March 1, 2013. View the 2013 CJEF summer grant application process. For more information, contact: Cathy Osman or Susie Belleci
- Summer Language Grants: Summer Language Grants are awarded to continuing Marlboro students to pursue language study off-campus during the summer break. The goal of the summer language grants is to give students a means by which they can develop skills in languages not regularly offered at the college. The language study should be integrated into the academic program of the student, and intensive immersion programs are recommended. Deadline for summer language grants: March 1, 2013. The Language Committee administers summer language grants. View the 2013 Summer Language grant application. Contact Rosario de Swanson.
- The Jerome I. Aron Fund was created to celebrate "the close collaboration between Marlboro students and faculty by awarding annual grants to support research, fieldwork and/or the acquisition of materials used for collaborative study. Students and their faculty sponsor will apply jointly for Aron Grants." The Prizes & Scholarships Committee administers Aron grants. The deadline for Fall 2012 is November 21, 2012, and for Spring 2013 February 1, 2013. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after these initial deadlines if funds are still available. Early applications have an advantage. Contact: Todd Smith .
- The Arthur D Butler Fund was created to "provide support to juniors and seniors whose Plan of Concentration includes the study of poverty and social policy, preferably in the U.S., or abroad." Grant funds are to be used for research and expenses related to the recipient’s Plan, such as books, supplies, travel costs and similar expenses. These grants are intended to support student work, in contrast to the Aron grants which are for student and faculty collaborative work. The Prizes & Scholarships Committee administers Butler grants. Applications will be reviewed when received. Contact: Todd Smith .
- Senior Plan Awards: Fulltime seniors with a Plan application on file may apply for up to $300 for materials or services to support the Plan of Concentration. Deadlines are September 28, 2012 and February 1, 2013. The assistant dean for academic affairs administers senior Plan awards View the 2012-13 Senior Plan Award application process. Contact: Sirkka Kauffman.
In addition to these internally funded opportunities, there are numerous external fellowships and scholarships available to students.