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 Roland Morin, Director of Professional Development. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Summer 2019 Dill Fund applications will open in January 2019. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
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 coursework 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.
NOTE: Grants will ONLY support work done 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 Dill Fund 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 and may not participate in more than 12 weeks of Wabash-funded programs per summer.
How to Apply
All applications must be the original work of the student with only minimal assistance from others.
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.
- 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 in the beginning. They will be included on the W-2 form issued by Wabash in January following the award. 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 or Staff. 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 or staff. These responses from the faculty/staff are due at the time that the application is due, March 1, 2019, 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 2019 will be required to submit the following to Professional Development Office:
- A written thank you to the funder
- A written report of the project
- A photo of you doing something related to the funding
Grantees will also be expected to participate in an on-campus program to share their experience with the Wabash community.