Career Services Dill Fund
Through the generosity of Michael Dill '71, Wabash is able to fund, in the form of a stipend, selected student internship projects, independent study, or service projects. A description of the program follows. Questions should be directed to Director of International Programs, Amy Weir (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Summer 2018 Dill Fund application has already passed. Please check back in Fall 2018 for information on Summer 2019 applications.
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:
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.)
Student-generated study and research projects (domestic or abroad).
Service or study programs (domestic or abroad). This includes organized study or service programs not normally available at the College, such as intensive language study abroad or service learning abroad. You may not use Dill Funding to pay for a course offered on another campus that you could have taken at Wabash.
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 Wabash College awards exceeding $3,200 (the amount of a full Dill award) 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. The funds are typically awarded in 4 installments during the course of the summer.
- 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 in the beginning. They will be included on the W-2 form issued by Wabash in January 2018. If you choose to have your award delivered in one lump sum at the beginning of the summer, it will be taxed rather heavily, and you should expect to receive far less than the full award amount, so please plan accordingly.
- Recommendations 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. These responses from the faculty are due at the time that the application is due, March 2 (Priority) or March 16 (Regular), so you must notify your recommenders in advance to allow them time to complete the recommendations on your behalf.
Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
Students receiving Dill grants for Summer 2018 will be required to submit the following to the Off-Campus Study Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than August 17, 2018:
- 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 deadline for Summer 2018 Dill Fund projects has already passed. Please check back in Fall 2018 for information on Sumer 2019 Dill Fund applications.