Summer Program Funding

This page identifies several funding sources for study abroad programs that can help Honors Students defray the cost of such programs should they opt for such an experience as their Honors Program experiential learning endeavor. Some can be applied to study abroad programs managed through FVSU while others are discrete funding opportunities linked to specific study abroad programs. Both types are accepted to complete the Honors Program experiential learning component.

The resources here are arranged in groups to help students identify programs according to their interests and suitability for them. This is not a complete listing of all such opportunities, but instead highlights those that may be of interest to students of the FVSU Honors Program.

Please feel free to consult the Honors Program Director for further assistance.

General (non-field-specific)

Fulbright Summer Institutes
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Fulbright Summer Institutes for US citizens to study in the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.

Foreign/International Affairs

DC Internships Leadership Scholars
Through its Leadership Scholarship Program, The Fund for American Studies provides at least 25 full scholarships to aid students in participating in summer institutes focusing the following subject areas: Public Policy + Economics, International Affairs, Journalism + Communication, Business + Government Affairs, and Community Leadership + Service. The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) seeks to develop future leaders within the fields of public policy, international affairs, business, journalism and the nonprofit sector. TFAS does this through programs that include an internship placement, academic coursework at George Mason University, a guest lectures series, site briefings as well as professional development and networking events.

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

Gender/Gender-Identity Specific

American Physical Society Research Internship For Women and Underrepresented Minorities
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.

Health/Health Sciences

CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS)
The CUPS Program prepares a diverse body of students to consider public health as a career to ensure a future where the American public benefits from a more diverse and better trained public health workforce. A core area of study and practice during the internship is related to the health needs of U.S. minority and other populations who often are underserved and underrepresented in the field. During their internships, students work in a variety of public health settings including community organizations, health departments, university-based programs, and federal agencies.

Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology
The Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduates students.

National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.

Legal

Trials Program
The Trials Program is a unique partnership of Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. It is a fully subsidized summer study program for undergraduate students of modest means whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools. For five weeks in the summer, Trials students take residence at Harvard or New York University, depending on the year.

Minority Specific

American Physical Society Research Internship For Women and Underrepresented Minorities
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships
CBCF’s internship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes that develop national policies and implement them – from Capitol Hill to federal field offices. Program participants receive housing, a stipend, office placements, and opportunities to meet and interact with professional legislators and leaders working in all branches of government. CBCF offers three internship programs: the Congressional Internship Program, the Emerging Leaders Internship Program, and the Communications Internship Program.

Public Policy/Administration

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships
CBCF’s internship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes that develop national policies and implement them – from Capitol Hill to federal field offices. Program participants receive housing, a stipend, office placements, and opportunities to meet and interact with professional legislators and leaders working in all branches of government. CBCF offers three internship programs: the Congressional Internship Program, the Emerging Leaders Internship Program, and the Communications Internship Program.

DC Internships Leadership Scholars
Through its Leadership Scholarship Program, The Fund for American Studies provides at least 25 full scholarships to aid students in participating in summer institutes focusing the following subject areas: Public Policy + Economics, International Affairs, Journalism + Communication, Business + Government Affairs, and Community Leadership + Service. The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) seeks to develop future leaders within the fields of public policy, international affairs, business, journalism and the nonprofit sector. TFAS does this through programs that include an internship placement, academic coursework at George Mason University, a guest lectures series, site briefings as well as professional development and networking events.

Washington Internships For Students In Engineering
Each summer, the Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE) societies select outstanding 3rd or 4th year engineering/ computer science students, or students in engineering/ computer science graduate programs, from a nation-wide pool of applicants. The students spend nine (9) weeks living in Washington, D.C., during which they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, and how engineers can contribute to the legislative process and regulatory public policy decision-making.

Social Justice

DC Internships Leadership Scholars
Through its Leadership Scholarship Program, The Fund for American Studies provides at least 25 full scholarships to aid students in participating in summer institutes focusing the following subject areas: Public Policy + Economics, International Affairs, Journalism + Communication, Business + Government Affairs, and Community Leadership + Service. The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) seeks to develop future leaders within the fields of public policy, international affairs, business, journalism and the nonprofit sector. TFAS does this through programs that include an internship placement, academic coursework at George Mason University, a guest lectures series, site briefings as well as professional development and networking events.

STEM Fields

American Physical Society Research Internship For Women and Underrepresented Minorities
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.

Amgen Scholars
The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate science and engineering students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world’s leading institutions.

Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research
The Marine Biological Laboratory invites undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences to apply to the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program. Faculty with expertise in molecular and cell biology, neurobiology &behavior, physiology, developmental biology, and evolutionary biology will guide ten highly motivated undergraduate students in this National Science Foundation –Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. Each undergraduate student will be placed in the laboratory of an MBL research scientist and fully participate in all laboratory exercises and activities. The program will provide a stipend of approximately $5000 to each student, and room and board for 10 weeks.

Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology
The Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduates students.

National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.

Washington Internships For Students In Engineering
Each summer, the Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE) societies select outstanding 3rd or 4th year engineering/ computer science students, or students in engineering/ computer science graduate programs, from a nation-wide pool of applicants. The students spend nine (9) weeks living in Washington, D.C., during which they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, and how engineers can contribute to the legislative process and regulatory public policy decision-making.