Maximum Award: $2,000.

Funded through generous donations from English Department alumnus Tim O’Brien, scholarships are available to undergraduates who are participating in an unpaid internship at CWRU or elsewhere between May 15, 2024, and August 31, 2024. Preference is given to English majors.

Eligibility: Stipends are available to undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University. Awards do not impact students’ financial aid.

Reporting: Stipends will be paid in one payment to be determined based on the dates of the internship.  All awardees will be required to produce a final report (2 pages in length) at the completion of their internship.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis now through May 17, 2024.

To apply:

  • Prepare your application materials. As described on the Cover Sheet of the Application, the following materials are required of all applicants:
  • Complete the Application Cover Sheet (found here)
  • A Short Essay (*See the Cover Sheet for details)
  • Your Budget
  • Your Resume
  • A Copy of the Offer Letter from Your Employer
  • Send all materials in one pdf attachment to Professor Kim Emmons, at