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Summer Funding

Colgate and its generous alumni and parent donors offer funding to help support unpaid and underpaid summer internships, research, and long-term service projects.
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Summer Funding Overview

Internships, research, and long-term community service allow students to gain insight on their career paths, test different work environments, shape and grow their professional networks, and develop the essential skill sets to thrive in the professional arena. The value of Colgate’s distinguished liberal arts education coupled with practical, hands-on experience obtained through an internship can give our students a significant advantage as they enter the workforce.

Often low-paid or unpaid opportunities can deter students from gaining the experience necessary to grow professionally. Summer Funding can help cover the supplemental costs associated with pursuing an unpaid opportunity, allowing students to explore potential industries of interest and pursue their passions.

Past recipients' experiences

Application Process

We provide a step-by-step outline of the application process, how applications are evaluated, and when you should expect to hear decisions on your funding application.
Application Process


Learn about the different funding sources available via the Summer Funding Common Application. Summer Funding Sources

Recipient Information

We describe in detail the process and requirements for Summer Funding recipients to access funding awards. Recipient Information

Policies and Procedures

We discuss who is eligible to apply for Summer Funding, what opportunities are eligible for funding support, and basic policies and program requirements. Policies and Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

We address some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the Summer Funding program and process. FAQs

Fellowships and Other Funding Opportunities

Support Colgate's Summer Funding

The Career Services Internship Fund provides students access to internships and other unpaid professional experiences regardless of their financial status. Make a gift today to support these students by clicking here and entering “Summer Funding” in the comment box.

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