Larry Simpson Internship Scholarship

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.

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to fund internships that require international travel.

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.


The application deadline is April 10, 2020 at 12:00pm.


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. 

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

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to fund internships that require international travel. Please be aware that the Policy on Student International Travel  requires that all students traveling abroad for University-related purposes satisfy academic, health, and safety requirements before departure.  This includes students participating in internships through the Career Center.  You can satisfy these requirements by completing the Student Projects Abroad Travel Registration.  Visit the UVA Education Abroad website for more information on the University Travel Registry.  For 2020-2021, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, note that all student international travel to/from, and activities in, locations outside the United States have been suspended through April, 30, 2021.  Decisions on international travel for summer 2021 will be posted to the Education Abroad website when they are announced.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Dreama Johnson (

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