Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Have an Unpaid Summer Internship with Government or a Nonprofit? Apply to the Bright Futures Scholarship by May 9!

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Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Application Now Open!  Apply here.

Along with an application, a Supervisor Statement of Agreement Form must be submitted by the supervisor on behalf of the student.

Deadline to apply: Monday, May 9, 2022

The Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $100-$1,000 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships with non-profit organizations and government agencies.  Scholarships are generously funded by the Eisen Family, the University Career Center & The President's Promise, and individual donors through Maryland Giving Day.


Eligible Candidates:
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2022 semester, who have an internship for summer 2022, are eligible to apply.  Graduating seniors (May 2022 & August 2022) are not eligible.

Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2022 and to those who have not previously received an award.


Internships Must Meet the Following Criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit or government agency
  • Offered during the summer and completed by the start of fall semester
  • Supervised by a professional in the field

Apply by Monday, May 9, 2022!

Other details: go.umd.edu/brightfutures