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Davis International Fellowship Application

This fellowship is only available to sophomores and juniors with a 3.0 or above GPA. If you have previously been awarded a Davis International Fellowship, you cannot reapply to receive it again. However, you may apply for a different fellowship. In addition, international students are not permitted to use this fellowship for an experience in their home country. Deadline to apply is 12:30 p.m., April 7, 2017.
  • Indicate your 4 digit class year (2017,2018)
  • Write undecided if you have not yet selected a major
  • If you are proposing an independent research project, indicate "Independent Research" in above field
  • **If you are proposing an independent research project, please list the faculty member who will serve as your adviser.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: The Statement of Interest should be error free, double-spaced and address the following selection criteria: • Articulate what you propose to do, making sure there is synergy with your Supervisor Offer Letter or Faculty Letter of Support. • Share your strengths, qualities, and skills that you bring to the experience and give evidence of how these have been developed. • Identify what you expect to learn and how this learning will occur during the experience. • Present a convincing rationale for why this experience is important to you at this juncture in your Wheaton education. • Describe your expected work environment and capture why this particular experience or research is of value to your academic learning and/or career interests. • Convey your ideas convincingly in well-written form. • Demonstrate language and cultural competency necessary for the experience through academic knowledge, prior study or travel abroad. • Present a rationale for the particular country or region.
  • Very Important: The supervisor offer letter should confirm that you have been offered a position and outline your specific job responsibilities. The Selection Committee reviews these closely to help determine the substance and significance of the student’s assignment. A faculty letter of support is only needed if you are completing independent research.
  • Itemize how you propose to use the $5,000 Davis International Fellowship to support your project. Be sure to include a justification of any program fees and what those fees cover. Must be a word or PDF document.
  • Wheaton College is a non-profit educational institution. References to Wheaton College include Wheaton College, its trustees, employees, volunteer workers, students, and participating organizations, agents and assigns, and anyone else participating in the activities described below. I freely choose to volunteer as an intern at the site, organization or company, for the purpose of developing personal and professional business skills, and other personal reasons (henceforth referred to as the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience) and freely accept all the risks associated with the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience. I expressly agree that I am not an employee of Wheaton College, and have no employee rights or benefits including, without limitation, any workers’ compensation benefits. I understand that Wheaton College is not an agent of, and has no responsibility for, any third party including without limitation the site, organization or company, or any sponsor that may provide any services, equipment, training or activities associated with the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience. I understand that I am responsible for any preparatory costs, such as immunizations, passport and visa fees associated with my summer experiential learning experience. In addition, I acknowledge that the funding which I have been awarded is explicitly designated for the site indicated above. Participating in any activity is an acceptance of some risk of injury. I agree that my safety is primarily dependent upon my taking proper care of myself and avoiding any activity or behavior which would harm myself or others. I agree to observe the rules and practices that may be posted or advised by the site, organization or company. I agree that if I fail to act in accordance with this agreement I may not be permitted to continue to participate in the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience. Despite precautions, accidents and injuries can and will occur. I understand the activities I may undertake may be potentially dangerous and that I may be injured and/or lose or damage personal property or suffer financial loss as a result of use of the facilities, equipment or internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience participation. Therefore I ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO THE ACTIVITIES including but not limited to: • Death, injury or illness from accidents of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to bodily injury or illness of any nature whether severe or not, temporary or permanent, which may occur as a result of participating in an activity or contact with physical surroundings, equipment or other persons. • Loss or injury as a result of a crime or criminal act by third parties, terrorism, war, civil unrest, riot, detention by a foreign government, arrest or other act of any government or authority. • Theft or loss of personal property during the Internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience or any internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience related travel. • Loss or death or injury as a result of any natural disaster or event or extreme weather conditions or events. • Alteration including delay, extension or cancellation of the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience due to natural disaster, civil unrest, war, terrorist attack, medical quarantine or any other disturbances or causes. I further acknowledge that the above list is not inclusive of all possible risks associated with the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience or the use of facilities, equipment, or services in association with the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience, and that the above list in no way limits the extent or reach of this release. I further understand that participating in this internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience and use of the facilities is an acceptance of risk of injury. In consideration of Wheaton College’s support of this internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience, I the undersigned, to the fullest extent permitted by law, agree to forever release and on behalf of myself, my spouse, heirs, representatives, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby do forever release, Wheaton College from any cause of action, claims, or demands, losses or costs of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to a claim of negligence which I or my spouse, heirs, representatives, executors, administrators and assigns may now have, or have in the future against Wheaton College on account of personal injury, bodily injury, property damage, death or accident of any kind, arising out of or in any way related to my participation, related activities, or residence in or at the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience, howsoever the injury is caused, including whether by the ordinary negligence of Wheaton College or otherwise. I acknowledge that the funding which I have been awarded is explicitly designated for the site, organization or company indicated above. I hereby certify that I have full knowledge of the nature and extent of the risks inherent in the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience, the location that I will be living in, and that I am voluntarily assuming all risks, whether known or unknown, and that I am voluntarily participating in the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience. I understand that I will be solely responsible for any loss or damage, including death, which I sustain or cause, whether in whole or in part, while participating in the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience or while living in the location of the program, and that by this agreement I am relieving Wheaton College of any and all liability for such loss, damage or death. My signature below indicates that I have read and freely signed this agreement, which shall take effect as a sealed instrument. I further certify that I am legally competent to sign this agreement. I further understand that the terms of this agreement are legally binding and I certify that I am signing this agreement after having carefully read and understood the same, of my own free will. This agreement is made in sole consideration of Wheaton College supporting my participation in the internship, part-time or summer job, volunteer or research experience. This agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with Massachusetts’ law and I consent to the jurisdiction of said state. I expressly agree that this waiver and release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted under Massachusetts’ law and that if any portion hereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this instrument is duly executed as of this date. Students under 18 years of age must contact Career Services.
  • I hereby certify that: • I am in good academic and social standing. • I will be returning to either the Wheaton Campus or a Wheaton approved Program for Fall 2017. • I understand that if I do not return to Wheaton or if I do not fulfill my obligations as a Davis Fellow Award Winner, Wheaton reserves the right to bill my account the full amount of the award• I understand if a problem should arise with my internship, I must notify Ben Chalot in writing immediately. • I accept responsibility to maintain the Honor Code at all times.

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