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Summer Funding Recipient Information

I've been awarded Summer Funding!  What are my next steps to access my award?
The Summer Funding requirements and steps are outlined below. Be sure to complete all steps outlined below in order to access your award. Please note, you must comply with each and all of the following steps in order to receive your funding award.

Failure to do so may result in the retraction of your award.

Step One

Before February 24

I. Have your resume reviewed and certified

Resumes must be reviewed and certified by Career Services during the 2015-16 academic year and prior to the February 24 deadline in order to be considered for Summer Funding. Certification can often take several trips to Career Services - start early to ensure your document is ready to go by February 24.

II. Begin considering your summer plans

Although you don't need to have a confirmed internship to apply for funding, it is important to be able to articulate your main search criteria in the application. Consult with one of our career advisors for assistance in considering your options.

III. Review the short answer questions of your application and begin crafting your responses

The short answer section of the Summer Funding application requires a great deal of thought. We encourage you to begin crafting your responses well in advance of the deadline. If you log into the application using your Colgate username, it will allow you to save your responses and go back and edit them before submitting.

You can view the application HERE (pdf). However, we will only consider applications submitted online.

IV. Get help on your application materials

Our advising staff can help you craft your responses on the Summer Funding application. Although a consult with an advisor is not required, it is highly encouraged in order to ensure you submit the highest quality application materials possible.

Attend one of our Application Strategy sessions, which will take place February 10-16. Or, schedule a 1-1 meeting with an advisor to go over your responses.

V. Submit your application before Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Access the application on our Application Process page. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Step Two

February 29 - April 15

I. Meet with an advisor in Career Services

All students who have applied for Summer Funding and who have not yet confirmed their summer plans are expected to meet with a career advisor between Monday, February 29 and Friday, April 8. Call (315-228-7380) or stop by (Spear House) our front desk to schedule an appointment.

II. Attend a Budgeting Workshop

Discuss the budget research and development process with a member of the Career Services staff. Budget workshops will take place during the weeks of March 28 and April 4. Dates are as follows:

  • Monday, March 28, 4:30pm
  • Friday, April 1, 2:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 5, 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 6, 4:30pm

We will offer a WEBINAR budget workshop if (and only if) you're studying abroad, which will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at 9am EST.

III. Participate in a Summer Funding Orientation Session

I will attend one of the required in-person information sessions. If abroad, I will attend the required virtual information session.

In-person information sessions will take place during the week of April 11.

  • Monday, April 11, 12:30pm
  • Monday, April 11, 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 12, 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 13, 4:30pm
  • Friday, April 15, 2:30pm

We will offer a WEBINAR orientation session if (and only if) you're studying abroad, which will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 9am EST.

Step Three

Once you Confirm Your Internship

I. Complete the Internship Confirmation Form
Before you can turn in all of the required paperwork and receive your funding award, you’ll need to confirm your summer opportunity.


Please also complete and attach the following items to your internship confirmation form:
  • Budget Proposal 2016 (xls) to outline projected expenses and total funding request. Please note, funding is not available to cover lost wages.
  • Confirmation of internship offer. A copy of e-mail correspondence will suffice. Please save document as a PDF before uploading.
  • Acceptance internship offer. A copy of e-mail correspondence will suffice. Please save document as a PDF before uploading.
II. Receive your Final Offer

Career Services will issue final offers within a week of receiving your confirmation form. If we have any questions or concerns about your submission, we will contact you directly to obtain clarification.

III. Submit all required paperwork to Career Services within one week of receiving your final offer, and no later than June 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Submit all required materials to Career Services either via hard copy (to Spear House) or via e-mail. Any emailed materials should be addressed to (only .pdf files will be accepted).

All paperwork must be submitted TOGETHER, in one email or packet, and will not be accepted after June 1.

Funding awards will be disbursed a minimum of three weeks after submission of all required paperwork, outlined below.
  1. Acceptance of Award Form
  2. Colgate's Risk & Responsibility Form (R&R for domestic internships or R&R for international internships
  3. Colgate's Travel Plans Form
  4. Colgate's Physician Report Form - only if internship is abroad 
  5. Colgate's Direct Deposit Form - if you haven't previously completed one and prefer your payment via direct deposit.

Step Four

After Your Internship

I. Two weeks after the end of my internship and no later than Wednesday, August 24, submit your end-of-summer paperwork
  1. A completed web-based questionnaire including (1) a brief summary/blog post (200 words) of my summer experience and (2) a thank you letter for the donor who funded my internship
  2. My supervisor’s evaluation of my performance
  3. Photo taken of me “in action” at my internship
II. Participate in an opportunity to present on your summer experience

Next school year, 2016-17, participate in Career Services’ Internship Banquet, SophoMORE Connections, or another on-campus presentation.