APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 12:30 PM, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
The Wheaton Fellows Program is designed to help first-years, sophomores and juniors undertake educationally meaningful domestic or international experiences that link to academic or career interests. Students are invited to submit proposals to fund unpaid domestic or international non-credit bearing internships, service/volunteer experiences or structured independent research based on their interests and background. Students can design and initiate their own assignments and contacts, either independently or through established organizations. Students also may seek suggestions and guidance from faculty and staff. Recipients may not use their stipend to volunteer or intern in countries that are on the U.S. Government Travel Warning List.
Independent research involving human subjects must have the approval of the College's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Also, students whose experiences are abroad are required to carry international health insurance. The Filene Center processes this coverage for students (approximately $40/month) and bills students' accounts.
Recipients receive a $3,000 stipend to support experiences of 6-8 weeks (minimum of 240 hours) during the summer break. Many of the fellow stipends are named for benefactors whose gifts to Wheaton have made the awards possible, including Blakely Bundy, Dan Golden, Patricia Dunn Grey, Keefe Family, Porter, Shouse, Talanian, Katherine Conroy Whalen, and Wright Shippee.