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Internal Opportunities for Students: Information & Overview
Pop-Up Grant Opportunities for Marlboro Students: Deadline April 9 at 4pm
- Geiger Pop-Up Grants: The Prizes and Scholarships Committee announces the availabiltiy of Geiger Pop-Up Grants available for all students in good standing. This grant is meant to stimulate unconventional proposals. The award is by no means limited to academic projects. For questions, please contact Tom Toleno (firstname.lastname@example.org).Deadline for submittal is Monday, April 9th at 4:00 p.m. Apply online.
Winter/Spring Grant Opportunities for Marlboro Students: Deadline October 18
- Winter/Spring Grant for International Research: International research grants are awarded to Marlboro students who wish to pursue opportunitites abroad. These experiences could range from overseas classes, conducting independent research or undertaking an internship abroad. For questions, please contact Jaime Tanner.
- The Town Meeting Scholarship Fund awards grants to students to pursue activities that serve the college's mission. Grants are typically $100-$600 and no student may be awarded more than $1000 in a single academic year. There are typically two deadlines per semester and for unforeseen time-sensitive needs a Reserve Fund is available, to be used at the discretion of the Selectboard. See Article X of the by-laws for more details. Apply online. Contact: TMSF Committee.
Summer Grant Opportunities for Marlboro Students: Deadline March 2
- Christian Johnson Endeavor Foundation (CJEF) International Experience Grants: CJEF International Experience grants are awarded to Marlboro students who wish to pursue opportunitites abroad. These experiences could range from overseas classes, conducting independent research or undertaking an internship abroad. For questions, please contact Jaime Tanner.
- 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. For questions, please contact Tom Toleno.
- Environmental Internship grants: Marlboro has received funds to support student work on the environment. 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. A group of faculty in Environmental Studies administers the environmental grants. For questions, please contact Tom Toleno.
- 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 they have been studying at the college or continuing or new study of a language that is not taught at Marlboro. The language study should be integrated into the academic program of the student, and intensive immersion programs are recommended. The Language Committee administers summer language grants. For questions, please contact Jaime Tanner.
- Geiger Grants for Student Travel: The Prizes and Scholarships Committee announces the availability of Geiger Grants to fund student travel related to your studies at Marlboro College. For questions, please contact Tom Toleno.
- The Town Meeting Scholarship Fund awards grants to students to pursue activities that serve the college's mission. Grants are typically $100-$600 and no student may be awarded more than $1000 in a single academic year. There are typically two deadlines per semester and for unforeseen time-sensitive needs a Reserve Fund is available, to be used at the discretion of the Selectboard. See Article X of the by-laws for more details. Contact: TMSF Committee.
Other Grant Opportunities for Marlboro Students:
- 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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after the initial Fall and Spring deadlines (fall: October 2, 2017) if funds are still available. Early applications have an advantage. Applications should include:
Name of faculty member and student (and class standing) and contact information
Area of study (for all grant participants)
Proposal of 2 to 3 pages (no longer than 1000 words) either written jointly or separately. If written separately please include a collaborative summary that shows how the collaboration will be carried out. The proposal should outline the travel plans, the focus of study and the relationship of the study both the student’s Plan work and to the faculty member’s teaching or research interests. In addition, please include a brief statement on how the proposed project may be shared with the community upon return.
Full Budget including breakdown into specific categories and total requested
Projects that demonstrate clear collaboration will be given priority in the award process. This may be demonstrated through the production of a collaborative product, such as a paper or presentation. Or, alternatively, it may be done by showing the different method that each collaborator brings to the work and describing how these different approaches will be combined in the research. Contact: Tom Toleno.
- 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. Application deadline is October 2,2017. Contact: Tom Toleno.
- 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 30th in the Fall, and February 15th in the Spring. The academic affairs office administers Senior Plan awards. Contact: Margaret Hunt
- Less Commonly Taught Languages: Students who are interested in studying a language not regularly taught at Marlboro College can apply for the chance to receive language instruction in their language of choice, as long as the language study is connected to the student’s course of study or Plan. This opportunity focuses on the student’s ability to actively use the target language and to provide a long-term commitment to self-disciplined study.For questions, please contact Maggie Patari. Download the application form.
Transfer Student Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for one semester. It is available to students who transferred into Marlboro with 60 or more credits and have completed four continuous semesters at Marlboro. Learn more or contact the financial aid office to see if you are eligible.
Internal Scholarship Opportunity for World Studies Students:
- The Roderick M. Gander Scholarship for World Studies will be awarded each year to students in the World Studies Program during the semester in which they are immersed in a foreign culture engaged in an approved working internship. Eligibility for the Gander Scholarship requires that students have been admitted to the World Studies Program, completed all coursework prerequisite to the internship, and obtained approval of the internship from the Director of the World Studies Program after the submission of an Internship Proposal and the completion of an Internship Proposal Review. View more information. Contact: Jaime Tanner.
In addition to these internally funded opportunities, there are numerous external fellowships and scholarships available to students.