VASSAR BURNAM FELLOWSHIPS (for sophomores and juniors) to fund summer projects experiences or internships during which students can work with organizations that focus on strengthening inter-group relations, eradicating bigotry and racism in society, bolstering urban communities and confronting the many complex issues that exist in diverse communities.
Students may pursue internships or projects they create either independently or in tandem with an organization. It is hoped that, upon returning to campus, the Burnam Fellows will share their experiences and enlightened perspectives with the Vassar community. Students should be able to show a strong connection between their academic preparation and the proposed project, although the summer experience does not need to be related directly to one's major. Because project activities must represent the focus of the summer (8-10 weeks) and the fellowship stipend is designed to provide living and project expenses.
Awards are $2,500 on average; however, applicants should provide a full budget of what is needed to carry out their plans. In addition to the funds to support the proposed program, students who have a financial aid summer earnings requirement will receive funding to replace this upon their return to campus.
Deadline to apply is February 25.