Our Opportunities

2022 WESLEYAN SUMMER GRANTS APPLICATION
The 2022 application will be open January 31st – February 27th, 11:59pm. Applications received after midnight on February 27th will not be considered.

Wesleyan Summer Grants are funding resources awarded through the Gordon Career Center which allow students to pursue 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 must be career-related/exploratory opportunities. These opportunities can take place in the U.S. and abroad and can include experiences 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

Please Note: The funding resources listed under “Our” in the Opportunities navigation are part of the Wesleyan Summer Grants program and this application process is specific to only these grants. For other programs and resources on campus, please click on “External” from the Opportunities tab for more information.

CLICK HERE for complete information about the program, including eligibility and requirements.

WESLEYAN SUMMER GRANTS INFORMATION SESSIONS
Learn more about the application process, selection, and what you can do with funding.
January 19, 12:30pm EST (virtual)
February 3, 12:00pm EST (virtual)
February 8, 12:00pm EST (in-person)
February 16, 12:15pm EST (in-person)

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. 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. All revisions will be reviewed before funding is determined.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about your eligibility, requirements of a particular grant, or the application process, please contact Sarah McNamara, Associate Director for Employer Relations via email wseg@wesleyan.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Adelphic Educational Fund Wesleyan Summer Grants
Established in 2018 by the Trustees of the Adelphic Educational Fund...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Barbara-Jan Wilson Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
The Barbara-Jan Wilson Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was established in...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Belzberg Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund
The Belzberg Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund was...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Child Advocacy Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund
The Child Advocacy Grant is an endowed fund established by a generous...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Citrin Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience
Established in 2017 by Jim Citrin P’12,’14 and his sons Theodore ’12 and...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Clifford E. Shedd '66 Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
The Clifford E. Shedd ’66 Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was established in...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Coburn Military Veterans Summer Experience Grant Fund
Established in 2017 by Gordon ’86 and Susan Coburn, the Coburn Military...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Colleen McKiernan ’89 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund
The Colleen McKiernan ’89 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund was...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) D. Norman Brown Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
D. Norman Brown Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was established by a bequest...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) David Schenkein '79, P'08 Endowed Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2017 by David Schenkein ’79, P’08, the David Schenkein...
Ended
Up to $5000 (per grant) Dennis Family Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund
Established through a bequest from John ’59 and Nancy Dennis, the Dennis...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Donna S. Morea '76 & Jeffrey D. Chandler P'06 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience
Established by Donna Morea ‘76 and Jeffrey Chandler P’06, the Morea...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Douglas J. Bennet '59, P'87, '94 Endowed Internship in Public Service
The Douglas J. Bennet ‘59, P’87, ’94 Endowed Internship in Public...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Dr. Claude Joseph Meyer (Z”L) Endowed Summer Grant Fund
The Dr. Claude J. Meyer Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Ethan S. Bronner '76, P'10 Journalism Grant Award
Established by Richard and Carole Johnson P’18 in honor of Ethan S....
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Eutopia Foundation Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2019 by the Danziger Wenger Family, the Eutopia...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Fries Internship Fund for Colorado
Supported by Michael T. Fries ’85, the Fries Internship Fund for...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Ganbarg Internship Program
The Ganbarg Internship Program is an endowed fund established by Pete...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) George H. Whipple Jr. '39 Wesleyan Summer Grant
In 2018, Marta Whipple established the George H. Whipple Jr. ’39...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Goldrach Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund
Established in 2017 by Anne ‘79 and Alain Goldrach P’12, the Goldrach...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Summer Grants
Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Summer Grants Fund, established in...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Hartford Steam Boiler Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant
Established through the Dana Foundation Challenge, the Hartford Steam...
Ended
$5,000 Invisible Men Summer Experience Grant
Capitalizing on the positive momentum created by the Black and Latino...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Janklow-Harrington Family Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2017 by the Janklow-Harrington family, the...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Jeremy R. Serwer '70 Veterans Summer Experience Fund
Supported by Jeremy R. Serwer ’70, the Jeremy R. Serwer ’70 Veterans...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Jessica & Josh Goldin ACG Grant
The Jessica & Josh Goldin ACG Grant was established in 2021 by Joshua...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Jewett Foundation Endowed Summer Experience Fund
The Jewett Foundation Endowed Summer Experience Fund was established...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Joel C. Tillinghast '80 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2017 by Joel C. Tillinghast ’80, the Joel C. Tillinghast...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) John Plukas Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant
The John Plukas Grant is awarded to a Wesleyan student with demonstrated...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) John W. Macy Jr. '38 Internship
The John W. Macy, Jr. ’38 Internship was established by family and...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Kevin Sanborn '87 Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant
Established in 2002 with gifts from family and friends in memory of...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Kirtland C. Mead '65 Wesleyan Summer Grant
The Kirtland C. Mead ’65 Wesleyan Summer Grant was established in 2018...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Knes Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund
Knes Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund, available to...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Lisa Alter '78 and Shana Alexander Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2018 with a gift from the Shana Alexander Charitable...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Lynch Family Endowed Internship Grant Fund
Established by Daniel ‘80 and Elizabeth ’80 Lynch P’11, ’14, the Lynch...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) McCarthy Family Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Summer Grants
McCarthy Family Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Summer Grants,...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Military Veterans Summer Experience Fund
Established in 2017 by an anonymous donor, the Military Veterans Summer...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Monica Noether '74 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund
The Monica G. Noether ‘74 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Nancy Campbell Internship in Historic Preservation
In honor and recognition of her national leadership in historic...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Nazarian Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant
The Nazarian Wesleyan Sumer Experience Grant was established by Seta...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Norman Ernst Priebatsch Fund for Entrepreneurship
The Norman Ernst Priebatsch Fund for Entrepreneurship provides grant to...
Ended
Up to $5000 (per grant) Nosup Kwak '55 Endowed Summer Experience Fund
The Nosup Kwak ’55 Endowed Summer Experience Fund will be awarded with a...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Okrent Memorial Grant for Social Justice (OMG Fund)
The Okrent Memorial Grant for Social Justice, also known as the OMG...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Orrin Baird '69 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2017 by Orrin Baird ’69, the Orrin Baird ’69 Endowed...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Internship Grant
Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship supports...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Peter Kilby Memorial Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
The Peter Kilby Memorial Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Professor Richard Miller Internship in Business
The Professor Richard Miller Internship in Business was established by...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Rayman L. Solomon '68 Fund
Established with gifts from Ray Solomon ’68, the Rayman L. Solomon ’68...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Robert E. Patricelli Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2018 by Robert Patricelli ‘61, P’88, ’90 and his wife...
Ended
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Ruth and Hank Fins Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2017 by Joseph J. Fins ’82 and Rabbi Amy Ehrlich in honor...
Ended