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2022 WESLEYAN SUMMER GRANTS APPLICATION
The application period will open in February 2022. Please check back for updates.

Wesleyan Summer Grants are funding resources awarded through the Gordon Career Center which allow students to pursue no- or low-pay 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
2022 Dates Coming Soon!
Learn more about the application process, selection, and what you can do with funding.

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 whose mission is to assist education activities at Wesleyan. The Adelphic...
Established in 2018 by the Trustees of the Adelphic Educational Fund...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 2018, with gifts from many friends, to celebrate Barbara-Jan Wilson’s...
The Barbara-Jan Wilson Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was established in...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Belzberg Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund
The Belzberg Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund was established by Strauss Zelnick ‘79 and Wendy Belzberg in honor of Wendy’s parents....
The Belzberg Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund was...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Oliver ’14, the Citrin Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund...
Established in 2017 by Jim Citrin P’12,’14 and his sons Theodore ’12 and...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 2019 by Clifford E. Shedd III to support students with demonstrated...
The Clifford E. Shedd ’66 Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was established in...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Veterans Summer Experience Grant Fund provides grants for veterans with...
Established in 2017 by Gordon ’86 and Susan Coburn, the Coburn Military...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Colleen McKiernan ’89 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund
The Colleen McKiernan ’89 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund was established in 2020 by Dr. Colleen McKiernan ’89 to support Wesleyan students...
The Colleen McKiernan ’89 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund was...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 from Professor Brown for students focusing on summer opportunities in the...
D. Norman Brown Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was established by a bequest...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 ’79, P’08 Endowed Summer Grant Fund provides grant support to Wesleyan...
Established in 2017 by David Schenkein ’79, P’08, the David Schenkein...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Chandler Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund provides grant support to...
Established by Donna Morea ‘76 and Jeffrey Chandler P’06, the Morea...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Service was established by classmates, family, and friends of Doug in 2019 to...
The Douglas J. Bennet ‘59, P’87, ’94 Endowed Internship in Public...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 established in 2019 by Nicolas R. Meyer ’90 and Vaughan Tebbe Meyer in honor of...
The Dr. Claude J. Meyer Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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. Bronner ‘76, P’10, the Ethan S. Bronner ‘76, P’10 Journalism Grant Award...
Established by Richard and Carole Johnson P’18 in honor of Ethan S....
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Eutopia Foundation Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2019 by the Danziger Wenger Family, the Eutopia Foundation Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund provides grant support for...
Established in 2019 by the Danziger Wenger Family, the Eutopia...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Fries Internship Fund for Colorado
Supported by Michael T. Fries ’85, the Fries Internship Fund for Colorado provides grants for students who are interested in pursuing opportunities...
Supported by Michael T. Fries ’85, the Fries Internship Fund for...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Ganbarg Internship Program
The Ganbarg Internship Program is an endowed fund established by Pete Ganbarg ‘88 that provides grant funding to encourage and enable Wesleyan...
The Ganbarg Internship Program is an endowed fund established by Pete...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Wesleyan Summer Grant in memory of her late husband, George Whipple, Jr., of the...
In 2018, Marta Whipple established the George H. Whipple Jr. ’39...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Fund provides grant support to...
Established in 2017 by Anne ‘79 and Alain Goldrach P’12, the Goldrach...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Summer Grants
Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Summer Grants Fund, established in 2017, provides resources to students who are majoring or minoring in economics...
Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Summer Grants Fund, established in...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Hartford Steam Boiler Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant
Established through the Dana Foundation Challenge, the Hartford Steam Boiler Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant is awarded to a student with...
Established through the Dana Foundation Challenge, the Hartford Steam...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
$5,000 Invisible Men Summer Experience Grant
Capitalizing on the positive momentum created by the Black and Latino Brotherhood in the 90s, the Invisible Men organization embraced the name of...
Capitalizing on the positive momentum created by the Black and Latino...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Janklow-Harrington Family Summer Grant Fund
Established in 2017 by the Janklow-Harrington family, the Janklow-Harrington Family Summer Grant Fund provides grant support to Wesleyan students...
Established in 2017 by the Janklow-Harrington family, the...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Summer Experience Fund provides grants for veterans, with demonstrated...
Supported by Jeremy R. Serwer ’70, the Jeremy R. Serwer ’70 Veterans...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Jessica & Josh Goldin ACG Grant
The Jessica & Josh Goldin ACG Grant was established in 2021 by Joshua Nathan Goldin ’00 and Jessica Ruthizer Goldin ’00 to support students...
The Jessica & Josh Goldin ACG Grant was established in 2021 by Joshua...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Jewett Foundation Endowed Summer Experience Fund
The Jewett Foundation Endowed Summer Experience Fund was established with a grant from the George Frederick Jewett Foundation and is designed to...
The Jewett Foundation Endowed Summer Experience Fund was established...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 ’80 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund provides grants to Wesleyan...
Established in 2017 by Joel C. Tillinghast ’80, the Joel C. Tillinghast...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) John Plukas Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant
The John Plukas Grant is awarded to a Wesleyan student with demonstrated financial need pursuing a position in the corporate world. This internship...
The John Plukas Grant is awarded to a Wesleyan student with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) John W. Macy Jr. '38 Internship
The John W. Macy, Jr. ’38 Internship was established by family and friends in honor of John Macy ’38. Interns are chosen from the junior class on...
The John W. Macy, Jr. ’38 Internship was established by family and...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Kevin Sanborn ’87, this grant is awarded to Wesleyan students spending the...
Established in 2002 with gifts from family and friends in memory of...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 with gifts from classmates, family, friends in memory of Kirt Mead ’65....
The Kirtland C. Mead ’65 Wesleyan Summer Grant was established in 2018...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Knes Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund
Knes Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund, available to students with demonstrated financial need, assist students in financing...
Knes Family Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund, available to...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Foundation, the Lisa Alter ’78 and Shana Alexander Endowed Wesleyan Summer...
Established in 2018 with a gift from the Shana Alexander Charitable...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Family Endowed Internship Grant provides grant support to Wesleyan students,...
Established by Daniel ‘80 and Elizabeth ’80 Lynch P’11, ’14, the Lynch...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Military Veterans Summer Experience Fund
Established in 2017 by an anonymous donor, the Military Veterans Summer Experience Fund provides grants for veterans, with demonstrated financial...
Established in 2017 by an anonymous donor, the Military Veterans Summer...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 was established by Dr. Monica G. Noether ’74 provides grants to students...
The Monica G. Noether ‘74 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Nancy Campbell Internship in Historic Preservation
In honor and recognition of her national leadership in historic preservation, friends and family of Nancy Campbell, wife of former Wesleyan...
In honor and recognition of her national leadership in historic...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Nazarian Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant
The Nazarian Wesleyan Sumer Experience Grant was established by Seta Nazarian ‘79, P’13 and is awarded to a student with demonstrated financial...
The Nazarian Wesleyan Sumer Experience Grant was established by Seta...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Norman Ernst Priebatsch Fund for Entrepreneurship
The Norman Ernst Priebatsch Fund for Entrepreneurship provides grant to fund entrepreneurial summer internships or experiences for Wesleyan...
The Norman Ernst Priebatsch Fund for Entrepreneurship provides grant to...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Fund, was established in memory of Alex Okrent ’05. Alex was dedicated to...
The Okrent Memorial Grant for Social Justice, also known as the OMG...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund provides grants for students who are interested in...
Established in 2017 by Orrin Baird ’69, the Orrin Baird ’69 Endowed...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Internship Grant
Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship supports students and alumni interested in creating and sustaining programs, businesses,...
Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship supports...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Peter Kilby Memorial Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund
The Peter Kilby Memorial Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was established in 2019 by Matthew B. Lorentzen ’86 to honor the memory of Wesleyan...
The Peter Kilby Memorial Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant Fund was...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Professor Richard Miller Internship in Business
The Professor Richard Miller Internship in Business was established by several friends to honor the retirement of Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of...
The Professor Richard Miller Internship in Business was established by...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Rayman L. Solomon '68 Fund
Established with gifts from Ray Solomon ’68, the Rayman L. Solomon ’68 Fund provides grant support to Wesleyan students, with demonstrated...
Established with gifts from Ray Solomon ’68, the Rayman L. Solomon ’68...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 Margaret Sweetland Patricelli, the Robert E. Patricelli Endowed Wesleyan...
Established in 2018 by Robert Patricelli ‘61, P’88, ’90 and his wife...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
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 of Joe’s parents, the Ruth and Hank Fins Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant...
Established in 2017 by Joseph J. Fins ’82 and Rabbi Amy Ehrlich in honor...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Scott D. Pearson '84 & Diana Farrell '87 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant
In 2018, the Scott D. Pearson ’84 and Diana Farrell ’87 Endowed Wesleyan Summer Grant was established by Mr. Pearson and Ms. Farrell. This fund...
In 2018, the Scott D. Pearson ’84 and Diana Farrell ’87 Endowed Wesleyan...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Silverberg-Shapiro Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund
Established in 2016 by Shonni Silverberg ’76 and John Shapiro ’74, the Silverberg-Shapiro Endowed Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Fund provides...
Established in 2016 by Shonni Silverberg ’76 and John Shapiro ’74, the...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Smart Family Foundation Endowed Internship Fund
Established in 2014 by a gift from the Smart Family Foundation, the Smart Family Foundation Internship endowment provides grant support to Wesleyan...
Established in 2014 by a gift from the Smart Family Foundation, the...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022
Up to $5,000 (per grant) Surdna Foundation Internship Program
Established by the Surdna Foundation in the 1980s to help meet the Dana Foundation Challenge, this grant is awarded to a Wesleyan student with...
Established by the Surdna Foundation in the 1980s to help meet the Dana...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (per grant)
Deadline02/28/2022