External Opportunities

In addition to the Wesleyan Summer Grants program, the University has a variety of other resources and programs to assist with funding experiential learning opportunities including low- or no-pay internships, research, summer language programs, independent study, or volunteer opportunities.

Be sure to visit each website for specific application instructions, deadlines, and contact information. Do your research and be aware that:

  • Each area has specific eligibility requirements based on topic, major, financial need, academic achievement, etc.
  • Each area has individual deadlines and application processes.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500 (one-time grant) Career Development Grant (GCC)
The Career Development Grant, awarded through the Gordon Career Center, allows students to apply for funding to offset the costs associated with...
The Career Development Grant, awarded through the Gordon Career Center,...
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  • Award: $500 (one-time grant)
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Varies Christopher Brodigan Award
The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident during his freshman...
The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies College of the Environment Internships (COE)
The College of the Environment offers internships for undergraduate students to undertake research under the guidance of a Wesleyan faculty or...
The College of the Environment offers internships for undergraduate...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies Davenport Study Grant (PAC)
Davenport Scholarships are awarded to sophomores and juniors who have “demonstrated intellectual and moral excellence and a concern for public...
Davenport Scholarships are awarded to sophomores and juniors who have...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies Fullbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation’s largest study abroad fellowship program, and is designed to give graduating seniors, recent...
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation’s largest study abroad...
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  • Award: Varies
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$2,500 stipend Gilbert Clee Scholarship (GCC)
The Gilbert Clee Scholarship is awarded annually to two members of the junior class. Friends and associates of Gilbert Harrison Clee, Wesleyan...
The Gilbert Clee Scholarship is awarded annually to two members of the...
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  • Award: $2,500 stipend
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Varies Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is the centerpiece of the Andrew Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase the presence of traditionally...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is the centerpiece of the...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Grants
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) offers several grant opportunities—including PCSE Conference Grants, PCSE Seed Grants, and...
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) offers several...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies Summer Language Support (CEAS)
The College of East Asian Studies offers scholarships of $2,500 each to study Chinese, Japanese, or Korean during the summer.
The College of East Asian Studies offers scholarships of $2,500 each to...
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  • Award: Varies
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$4,000 stipends Summer Research In the Sciences (CIS)
Each summer, the CIS runs a summer research program across the sciences that hosts more than 100 Wesleyan undergraduates. In addition to faculty...
Each summer, the CIS runs a summer research program across the sciences...
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  • Award: $4,000 stipends
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Varies (stipends up to $4,000) Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Prize
In April 1986, the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council (WBAC) established a memorial fund to honor deceased alumni of African descent. The memorial...
In April 1986, the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council (WBAC) established a...
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  • Award: Varies (stipends up to $4,000)
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