Funding Sources for Academicaly Enriching Experiences at Washington College:

Internal Funding Sources


Andrew Helms Funds:  For ECN majors/minors.  Supports internships and experiences.

Bennett Endowment for International Studies:  Funds study abroad and travel for International Studies majors.  Students can apply for $500-$1000 to support semester or short term study abroad. 

Cater Society of Junior Fellow Honor Society.  Open to all majors at WC.  Must have completed at least three semesters to apply.  Requires a 3.5 GPA and clear evidence of leadership.  Funds support research/experiences outside of the classroom.  Last Friday in September is the deadline to join as an apprentice (not eligible for funding).  Early February is the deadline to apply to become a full member with rights to apply for funding. 

Clarence Hodson Prize:  Prize is offered to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in the fine or performing arts, with a preference to a student majoring in music, who has achieved distinction among Washington College’s top scholars Up to $2000.

Compleat Angler Funds:  For Anthropology majors.  Funds support experiential work in anthropology or archaeology. 

Friends of Miller Library Fellowship:  Open to all majors.  Funds research in your discipline that utilizes the Miller Library.

Gerda Blumenthal Phi Beta Kappa Award Open to all majors.  Must be a rising sophomore or junior.  Funds for research, travel, internship in the Humanities.  $1000-$2000.  Deadline in April.

Goldstein Program in Public Affairs:  Run by Dr. Wade in POL.  Provides funds to support experiential leaning specifically for Political Science and International Studies majors.  $250-$1500.  The work must be related to public affairs. 

Hodson Internship Funds:  Open to all majors at the college, application is on the Career Center website.  Funds to support experiential learning, students engaged in faculty led trips, and internships throughout the year.  Deadline is rolling.  Send any questions to:

Jacob Marberger Fellowship.  $2,500 grant to conduct student research on any aspect of conflict resolution, broadly defined. 

John S. Toll Fellows Program:  For any science/math major.  Provides stipends and a supply budget for summer research with professors at Washington College. 

Mary Martin Fellowship Theatre majors.  Funds for internships or research.

Roys Ans Fellowship:  Open to all majors (and all religions), housed at the Rose O’Neal Lit House.  $2500 stipends to work with a faculty member on research related to the Jewish-American experience.  

Sophie Kerr’s Promise GrantsFor English majors.  Funds internships and experiential learning in literary endeavors.  Up to $1000.   

STARR Center Summer Explore Internships:  Open to all majors.  The STARR Center sponsors about 30 highly prestigious internships at important institutions all over the country every summer.  Deadline tends to be early spring.

Warehime Funds:  For BUS majors/minors.  Supports experiential learning outside of the classroom, independent and collaborative research, participation in professional conferences. 

William B. Johnson Funds:  For BUS majors/minors.  Supports summer internships and experiences up to $2500.  Most BUS students who apply received funding.

External Sources of Funding that WAC students receive:


Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program U.S. Department of State.  This is a national award that we have students win almost every years.  Award is about $5000 specifically for study abroad.  Deadlines in October and March.

Boren Award:  National Security Office.  National award that funds study abroad in regions critical to U.S. interests.  Award is $12,500-$25,000.   Deadline is January.

Marshall Scholarship After graduation only.  Funds tuition and cost of living for graduate studies in the U.K. 

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research For science research.  Up to $1000.  Deadlines are March and October. 

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship:  Funds leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations and the environment.  Awards are $7000.