This scholarship is designed to encourage rising 4th year students in the College of Arts & Sciences to participate in summer internships. It is administered in a collaborative arrangement between the UVA Alumni Association, UVA Career Center, and Student Financial Services.

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must be a 3rd year University student enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences. Applicants must have been offered or obtained a summer internship in their field of interest. A letter confirming the internship offer must be submitted with the application. Interns must be enrolled for at least one semester after the end of the internship.

Please note that if your internship site is in an international location, you will need to register your international travel and internship information with Student Projects Abroad. You must receive approval from the ISO regarding international travel before funds are released. At this site, login with your Netbadge ID, and complete the Travel Form for Student Research and Learning Abroad, which is required for ALL international funding applications. Please download and complete the PDF form and email it to

The ISO Travel Form is a required component of your Simpson application and funds will not be awarded until the UVA Career Center has received written verification from the ISO that your travel is approved.

Selection Criteria

In evaluating applications, high priority will be placed on:

  • The applicant's financial need, including any extenuating financial expenses relating to the internship.
  • A strong connection between the internship and the student's overall academic and career goals.
  • Internships with a high level of responsibility.
  • The quality of the application, resume and essays.

The University of Virginia, as provided by applicable federal and state law and University policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.


Application materials are due no later than noon on Monday, April 2, 2018.


Need assistance learning how to jump start your search for an internship? Want a counselor to review your application materials before submitting them? Contact the University of Virginia Career Center at (434) 924-8900 to schedule an appointment.

Terms and Conditions

The Simpson Scholarship recipient must complete the entire internship described in the application materials. Failure to complete the internship will be considered a material breach of the program requirements, subjecting the student to forfeiture or repayment of the scholarship funds. Exceptions to the forfeiture/repayment requirement will be granted only in extreme and unusual circumstances as determined by the UVA Career Center in its sole discretion. These funds are awarded for the internship described in your scholarship application and may not be transferred to any other internship. Written approval from the ISO must be received for ALL international internships.

Application Process

Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. 

  1. Complete the Larry Simpson Scholarship Application
  2. Request your internship supervisor to complete the LS Scholarship Internship Supervisor Form
  3. If the internship is in an international location, register with the ISO's Student Projects Abroad. Written approval must be received before funds are awarded.