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Summer Funding Sources

Our generous alumni have established several funds to support a variety of summer career exploration opportunities for you. Take advantage of your time and these opportunities this summer!

Sources of Funding on the Common Application

Completing the common application puts you in contention to receive funding from one of the following funds, sponsored by alumni, family, and friends of the university.  Please note, students needn't apply for individual funding sources.  If awarded funding, the Summer Funding Committee and Career Services staff will determine the most relevant funding source.
Career Services' Internship Fund
Career Services is excited to offer additional grants to fund students' practical experiences — internships, research, and community service. Experiences can be in any career field. Funding is awarded to students who best articulate the potential value of the proposed experience to the career exploration process and/or the advancement of career ambitions.
The Browning Family Endowed Internship Fellowship
The Browning Family Endowed Internship Fund provides financial assistance to one or more Colgate students pursuing internships.
Caroline E. Conroy ’10 Endowed Fellowship
The Caroline E. Conroy ’10 Endowed Fellowship provides financial assistance to one or more Colgate students who are participating in unpaid/underpaid internships relating to psychology.
Class of 1966 Endowed Internship
Established in 2016 by members of the Class of 1966 in celebration of their reunion, this is a permanent endowment fund created to provide financial assistance for one or more Colgate student interns.
Class of 2015 Endowed Internship
Established in 2015 by members of the Class of 2015 in celebration of their graduation, this is a permanent endowment fund created to provide financial assistance for one or more Colgate student interns.
The Galvin Family Endowed Fellowship
The Galvin Family Endowed Fellowship offers financial support to one or more Colgate students who qualify for need-based financial aid.
Aaron Jacobs ’96 Fund
Established in 2004 by Laurence and Alice Jacobs P’96, this is a permanent endowment fund created in honor of their son, Aaron Jacobs ’96. This fellowship provides support for one or more Colgate students who wish to intern in the financial or business fields.
David M. Jacobstein ’68 and Cara Jacobstein Zimmerman ’97 Fellowship
The David M. Jacobstein ’68 and Cara Jacobstein Zimmerman ’97 Endowed Fellowship was established in 2007 to provide stipend support for internships for one or more students, particularly those interested in a public interest internship in fields such as law or politics. Preference is given to students who wish to undertake a public interest internship in fields such as law or politics. Preference will also be given to students who qualify for need-based financial aid from Colgate University.
The Bernt ’82 and Maria Killingstad Endowed Fellowship
The Bernt ’82 and Maria Killingstad Endowed Fellowship provides financial support to one or more Colgate students who qualify for need-based financial aid.
Levine-Weinberg Endowed Summer Fellowship
This is a funding opportunity offered through Colgate's Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE).
Milhomme International Internship Program
The Milhomme International Internship program was created by Phillip Milhomme ’60 to support Colgate students eager to enhance their global competency and gain career experience through an internship abroad. Recognizing the financial obstacles to interning overseas, this program annually makes four awards of up to $5,000 each for living and internship-related expenses.
Dr. Merrill Miller Endowed Fellowship
Established in 2005 by Dr. Merrill Miller, Director of Student Health Services at Colgate University, this fund supports students who want to gain experience through an internship or research experience in health or other science-related fields. This fellowship provides financial assistance to a Colgate University sophomore, junior, senior, or an exceptional first-year.
Arthur Watson, Jr. ’76 Fund for Career Planning
Established in 1998 by Arthur A. Watson Jr. ’76, this is a permanent endowment fund created to provide financial assistance for one or more first- or second-year Colgate students each year who are purposefully searching for an appropriate career direction.

Additional Opportunities

The following fellowships are additional funding opportunities that are awarded through a separate application process. Please note the application process and deadlines for each fellowship in the information below.
John A. Golden ’66 Fellowship
This prestigious fellowship provides summer internship funding, in addition to other advising, programmatic, and financial support for students in their junior and senior year interested in pursuing law school or medical school. Applications are due March 2, 2018.
The Jim P. Manzi '73 Fellowship
The Manzi Fellowship Program is a paid summer internship program that allows students attending Colgate University to work in non-profit organizations in the Boston area. Established in 1995 by Jim Manzi ’73, students are selected on a competitive basis.  The application deadline for Summer 2018 has passed.
Music and Youth Fellowship
The Music and Youth Fellowship is a paid summer internship program for students attending Colgate to work in nonprofit youth development organizations in the Boston, MA, Fort Worth, TX, or Atlanta, GA areas. Established in 2011 by Gary '75 and Joan 'P05 Eichhorn, students are selected on a competitive basis. Applications are due March 1, 2018. 
Summer on the Cuyahoga
Summer on the Cuyahoga provides quality, paid internships, alumni networking, and free housing in Cleveland, Ohio. Sponsored by the Colgate Club of Cleveland, alongside alumni clubs from seven other competitive schools, opportunities available to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Deadlines occur from November through the spring.