Emerson Scholarships

Fred L. Emerson Foundation International Internship Scholarship provides a $5,000 grant for students to pursue their interests in an international setting.

All majors can apply.

Emerson internships must be registered for academic credit. For more information, contact the Director of Global Education.

Application due date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Who:

  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are interested in international internships and have financial need.
  • All majors may apply.

What:

  • Scholarships of up to $5,000 to support an international academic internship.
  • Emerson internships must be registered for academic credit though the international learning agreement.

When:

  • Recipients of an Emerson Scholarship may plan to travel in summer of 2017 (July or August) or during the period between fall and spring semester 2018.
  • Emerson Scholars also have the option of traveling during the academic year 2017-2018. If interested, please talk with a PSGE Advisor for details.

Why:

  • Pursue career interests in an international setting.
  • Expand post-graduate career options through international internships.
  • We live in an increasingly global economy; the number of multi-national organizations that offer post-graduate employment opportunities for Hartwick students is on the rise.

Where:

  • All Emerson internships must be outside of the United States.

Background:

  • The Emerson Scholarship was established at Hartwick 1996 to enable students to expand their postgraduate career options through international internships. It provides grants of up to $5,000 for students from any major to pursue their career interests in an international setting. Emerson Scholars register their projects for academic credit through an internship learning agreement.

Steps to Apply for an Emerson Scholarship

Follow these steps to complete an Emerson Scholarship application.

When you have completed all the documents for your application, please print them out and attach them in the order below. Please submit this application packet to the PSGE Center by the deadline.

Please also submit an electronic version of your application packet to Godlove Fonjweng at fonjwengg@hartwick.edu and Carolyn Cooper at cooperc@hartwick.edu. In the subject line of the email, and on the attachment(s), please include your name and the scholarship for which you are applying (Emerson or Duffy).


 

1. Scholarship Requirements:
Make sure you meet the general requirements and understand what it takes to complete an Emerson application.

Scholarship Requirements
2. Emerson Application Cover Page:
The Application Cover Page contains information such as your GPA, contact information and your advisor. Once you have completed the Cover Page, print and attach to the front of your entire application.
Emerson Application Cover Page
3. Essay Guidelines: The essay guidelines guide your written proposal. Complete the parts outlined in a Word document and attach them to the final application. Emerson Essay Guidelines
4. An Official Letter of Acceptance from the Host Organization
Once you have completed any necessary applications for the internship program, you should receive a letter of acceptance from the organization.
Print this letter of acceptance and attach it to your final application.

5. A Faculty Recommendation Form
It is important that you work closely with a faculty advisor. You should meet with them prior to giving the form to them and allow them plenty of time to complete it. You can print the form and deliver it to your faculty advisor or send it to them via email. They can then email it to Godlove Fonjweng at fonjwengg@hartwick.edu or deliver it to the PSGE Center.

They will support you with the International Learning Agreement.

Faculty Recommendation Form
6. Budget Guidelines and Worksheet
The guidelines below will help you develop a budget for your Emerson proposal. The first Excel tab on the Budget Worksheet shows a sample budget for your reference. Please use the Excel spreadsheet on the second tab of the Budget Worksheet to complete your budget, providing accurate and detailed information regarding proposed expenses. Please print when you are finished.

Budget Guidelines

Budget Worksheet

7. Statement of Financial Need
Write a one- or two-paragraph statement that explains how you would financially benefit from the scholarship. In a separate word document, answer the questions on the worksheet and attach to your final application packet.
Statement of Financial Need
8. Risk Analysis, Mitigation, & Acknowledgement of Risk
It is important to be aware of the risks associated with your internship. This form will ask you to outline any possible risks and determine some specific measures you can take to combat them. Fill out the bulk of the form in Microsoft Excel then print and sign. If you are under 21 years of age, you will need a signature from a parent/ legal guardian. Remember to plan ahead so you don’t have to scramble last minute to get it signed.
Risk Analysis, Mitigation and Acknowledgement of Risk Form
9. An Updated Resume
If you would like some help with your application, pay a visit to the Career Services staff in the PSGE Center.
Attach your current resume to the application packet.

10. Emerson Learning Agreement, Part 1
It is recommended that you fill out this section with Kristin Bergene, bergenek@hartwick.edu. Please print the form when it is emailed to you upon submission, including all required signatures as they are emailed to you by advisors / supervisors, to include in your Emerson application. 

Registering your Emerson Internship is required. 

Emerson Learning Agreement, Part 1

If you have questions, contact Godlove Fonjweng (607-431-4414 or fonjwengg@hartwick.edu) or Carolyn Cooper (607-431-4422 or cooperc@hartwick.edu).

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