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Experiential learning scholarships available
Lilly grant covering relocation, other costs
To make internships and co-op education more affordable, Trine University is offering scholarships to full-time main campus students over the next three years beginning fall semester.
Thirty-seven scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded through the Office of Career Services to eligible students to cover relocation, housing, travel, books, supplies, equipment and other living expenses associated with experiential learning opportunities arranged by Employer Outreach Coordinator David McDonald. McDonald’s position and the scholarships derive from a Lilly Endowment grant which funds initiatives leading to employment in Indiana.
To be eligible, students must be registered for an internship of three or more credits, or a full-time co-op. The experiential learning experience must encompass at least 112 work hours with an Indiana employer located outside a 50-mile radius of the students’ permanent homes. Students must maintain a minimum 2.7 grade point average and be enrolled at Trine the session following the internship or co-op session. Scholarship recipients cannot receive a housing allowance from the employer.
To apply, students must register with the office’s Web site and upload a resume to the document library. Directions for registering at www.trinecareers.org are on the Career Services home page at www.trine.edu. Students can then download an application via a quick link on the trinecareers.org home page.
A one-page single-spaced essay describing goals for the learning experience, how the experience relates to their majors and how the scholarship will assist students in achieving those goals must accompany the scholarship application. The completed documents can be mailed, e-mailed or delivered to McDonald in the Office of Career Services on the first floor of Shambaugh Hall.
The scholarships will be offered to returning Trine students both semesters each year. The application deadline for fall semester is Monday, Aug. 31. Applications can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to McDonald in the Office of Career Services at Trine University, One University Ave., Angola, IN 46703. He can be reached by phone at 260.665.4558.