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 U.Va. 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 2015 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, as well, that if your internship site location appears on the U.S. Department of State travel warning list, you will be ineligible to receive the grant. The University of Virginia Career Center cannot fund an internship in a place where you would be at risk of being harmed.

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 6, 2015.


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.

Statement of Affirmation

On my honor as a student at the University of Virginia, I hereby certify that I will provide accurate information on this application. I understand that U.Va. faculty and staff, in considering me for an award, will review my application and supporting documents. I hereby authorize and consent to that review. If awarded, I understand that I must work with the Career Center to send a thank you letter to the donor who established the scholarship and to submit a brief bio and internship description for the Career Center website. I also understand that I must complete the internship described in this application if I am awarded and accept the scholarship, or face forfeiture/repayment of any funds received.