Career Services Dill Fund
Through the generosity of Michael Dill '71, Wabash is able to fund selected student independent study, service, or internship projects. A description of the program follows. Questions should be directed to Director of International Programs, Amy Weir (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications for Summer 2017 projects will be due in March 2017.
If you are interested in exploring other internship opportunities, please contact the Schroeder Career Center.
G Michael Dill Fund
The G. Michael Dill Fund was established by a generous gift from G. Michael Dill, class of 1971. The fund supports the educational mission of the College by enabling students to explore off-campus opportunities outside of the normal academic year.
Types of Projects Funded
Proposals, arising from interests stimulated by a student's course work and Wabash experiences, should expand or deepen an area of study in a way not available through Wabash’s traditional programs. Projects should be entirely student-generated, although students are encouraged to consult with faculty or staff as they plan their projects and prepare their proposals.
Examples of eligible projects and project costs may include:
Student-generated study and research projects.
Unpaid internships with non-profit organizations. (Funding for internships with Wabash faculty should be obtained through normal College research internship programs. Dill funds may not be used to supplement paid internships.)
Study programs. Organized study programs not normally available at the College, such as summer study abroad or intensive language study abroad.
Grants will support work done only during the summer break.
- The program is open to currently-enrolled students in their freshman through junior years.
- Students must plan to return to the college at the end of the project.
- Students of all majors are eligible.
- Only ONE Dill Grant may be awarded to a student during his time at Wabash College.
The Off-Campus Study Committee will take into account the quality of the project proposal in addition to previous study opportunities the applicant has had, such as off-campus study, immersion trips, or other college-funded internships. Dill funding is highly competitive. Students may not accept or receive concurrent awards and may not participate in more than 12 weeks of Wabash-funded programs per summer.
How to Apply
Please go to www.wabash.edu/dillfund/ to complete your application online. Complete applications will consist of the following:
- A project narrative that explains in detail the nature of the project and how it will enhance your educational experience or post-graduate plans.
- A detailed budget narrative. Items to be listed could include travel costs, room and board, program fees, etc. Teresa Teague (email@example.com), the College Travel Coordinator, can provide assistance in determining travel costs.
- Award amounts can range up to a maximum of $3,200. For unpaid internships at non-profit organizations, the maximum stipend of $3,200 may be requested in place of actual budgeted costs.
- Proposals for unpaid internships or study programs must include written verification that the student has applied. Final funding for programs will require evidence of acceptance to the internship or program.
- Note that awards will be issued through payroll and will be reported as taxable income; therefore, taxes will be taken out of the awarded amount. They will be included on the W-2 form issued by Wabash in January 2017.
- Letters of recommendation from two members of the Wabash faculty. Professors will be asked to comment on the suitability of the proposed project, so the applicant should have discussed the proposal with the recommending faculty.
Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
Students receiving Dill grants will be required to submit the following to the Off-Campus Study Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than August 17, 2016:
- A written report of the project
- A letter of thanks addressed to Mr. G. Michael Dill '71.
Grantees will also be expected to participate in an on-campus program to share their experience with the Wabash community.
Ready to apply?
Reminder: The application process for Summer 2016 proposals is now closed. The deadline for Summer 2017 projects will be in March 2017.