Internal Opportunities for Students: Information & Overview

Internal Grant Opportunities

The following opportunities are currently available for Marlboro students. Please note the eligibility criteria and deadlines for each prior to applying.  

Summer Grant Opportunities for Marlboro Students:

The deadline for all Summer 2014 grants will be Monday, March 3, 2014.  Applications should be submitted to Margaret Hunt by 5pm on this date.  

Applications for each of the following four Summer Grants are available here: Marlboro Summer 2014 Grants application.

  • 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 Amer Latif.
  • 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. For questions, please contact Jenny Ramstetter.
  • 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. The Language Committee administers summer language grants. For questions, please contact Rosario de Swanson.
  • Christian Johnson Endeavor Foundation (CJEF) International Experience Grants: CJEF International Experience grants are awarded to Marlboro students who wish to pursue opportunitites abroad during the summer. These experiences could range from overseas classes, conducting independent research or undertaking an internship abroad.  For questions, please contact Seth Harter.

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 deadlines of October 23, 2013 and January 31, 2014 if funds are still available.  Early applications have an advantage.  Contact: Amer Latif.
  • 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: Amer Latif.
  • 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 Janaury 31st in the Spring. The assistant dean for academic affairs administers senior Plan awards  View the 2013-14 Senior Plan Award application process. Contact: Sirkka Kauffman.

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: Seth Harter.

In addition to these internally funded opportunities, there are numerous external fellowships and scholarships available to students.