The Kenyon Summer Internship Stipend was established in the spring of 2014 to provide students who qualify for need-based financial aid with the opportunity to accept unpaid internships. The fund will be used to assist a small number of students with necessary living expenses to complete an internship in the city/area that they will be working.
Available to students with need-based financial aid, this fund helps cover costs associated with food, travel, lodging, and professional attire necessary to successfully to complete the internship. After completing the internship, all recipients of the internship stipend are required to complete a reflection project to be shared with the campus community. Examples may include posters, PowerPoints, digital stories, etc.
If you are an international student interested in applying for funds, please contact a member of Center for Global Engagement staff to discuss work authorization.
Applicants are encouraged to pursue internships outside of their home countries, however, Kenyon does not support, fund, or sponsor student internships in countries that are on the Travel Advisory List levels 3 and 4 or the OFAC Sanctions list. It is the responsibility of the applicant to review travel warnings and OFAC sanctions prior to applying for an internship outside of the United States. Funding may be rescinded if a country is placed on either of these lists after the application has been approved.
Beginning January 21, students may apply through the student employment website, Symplicity. Search under internships for the application.
Priority Deadline: March 29
Final Deadline: April 19
Only complete applications will all four required documents will be considered. This is a competitive application and quality of application materials will also be taken into consideration.
January 24, 11:10 a.m., Gund Gallery 101 (Kresge Classroom). This session is invitation only.
This application is to request academic support funds to cover the cost of music lessons, books, course materials, and/or other related educational expenses. In order to qualify for such funds, students will need to: 1) be exceeding the estimated cost of books and course materials for the particular semester for which they are requesting funds and 2) have consulted with the Financial Aid Office and exhausted all of their loan options for the particular semester. To find out if you are eligible for the Academic Support Funds, follow these steps:
For textbook requests, a letter will be given to students to be presented at the bookstore upon check out. For music lessons requests, your name will be submitted to the Music Department. Music lessons will only be granted to students who have not requested funds for this reason before and who have exhausted all of their financial aid options. For any other requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
NOTE: Students will need to submit a new application for each semester for which they are requesting student success funds. Any changes in personal and/or family circumstances should be reported to the Financial Aid Office (even mid-semester or mid-year) to determine whether their financial aid package can be adjusted.
If you have been accepted to a graduate program, or have secured a job interview and cannot afford travel expenses, you may apply to the Student Support Funds. You may also request funds for graduate placement exams (MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, etc.) and graduate school application fees. We are limited to supporting up to 5 institutions per student and students must provide proof that they have contacted all institutions to request application fee waivers and been declined. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. ODEI reserves the right to make decisions on Student Support Fund requests on a case-by-case basis.
If you have secured a professional development opportunity (internship, conference, interview, job, networking event, etc.), but lack the proper attire to participate, you may apply to the Student Support Funds. The professional attire fund is limited to the following: suits, slacks, blazers, dresses, blouses, skirts, formal cardigans, dress shoes, and ties. Accessories will not qualify for funding, including purses, portfolios, jewelry, watches, etc.
To receive funding, you will need to submit a Student Support Funds Application. Within 7 days of your application receipt, we will contact you to schedule a meeting with an office representative. Next, you will be able to provide proof of your professional development opportunity, discuss what kind of attire you'll need, and if approved, coordinate the best time to shop in town or online. ODEI reserves the right to make decisions on Student Support Fund requests on a case-by-case basis. The decisions will be made based on the type and length of the opportunity and items needed.
Students may request Student Support Funds for unexpected expenses that come throughout the year that would facilitate every day life as a Kenyon student. Some examples are below, but please make sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific request. ODEI reserves the right to make decisions on Student Support Fund requests on a case-by-case basis
Students who cannot afford proper winter gear, may apply for the Student Support Funds and receive funding for outerwear. Outerwear is limited to winter boots, gloves, scarves, coats, and jackets. Items outside of these categories will not qualify for the Student Support Funds.
Students may request items needed for academic purposes, including notebooks, pencils, folders, and calculators. Please be aware that we may re-use items that are still in good condition.
Students who experience an unexpected family tragedy or need to travel home or a specified location for physical/mental health reasons but cannot afford the travel expenses, may apply for the Student Support Funds. The travel request may include travel to and from the airport.
Students who demonstrate financial challenges may apply for the Student Support Funds to travel home for the breaks. Depending on the total cost of travel and the mode of transportation, ODEI may only cover part of the expenses and ODEI may suggest a specific mode of transportation (including bus, plane, car). Financial support for travel home for breaks is only available for winter and summer breaks. ODEI reserves the right to choose the method by which the support will be granted, including credit card payment in advance or reimbursement check. If requesting that tickets be purchased in advance, students MUST submit the Student Support Funds form as soon as possible and no later than 30 business days before the travel date.
Students who demonstrate financial challenges may request support with travel to the Columbus airport (CMH) or Greyhound Bus station for all breaks or emergency travel needs. For winter and summer breaks, ODEI will ONLY purchase tickets for the Gambier Coach and the GoBus. For emergency travel, professional development and post-college opportunities, ODEI will work with students to secure transportation.
Students who demonstrate financial challenges may request funds for every-day needs, including toiletries, laundry detergent, medication for temporary illness, bedding, etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out to email@example.com to consult with an ODEI officer on how we may support you in facilitating your success at Kenyon