About Past Scholars
2017 Recipients

Megan May (Junior)
Major: Art History

Megan May

“This scholarship has allowed me to work with teens who are interested in learning more about American history, and without this scholarship I would not be able to have such an incredible opportunity.”

- Megan May

Megan is interning at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. She assists with two summer programs offered for teens: IMAGINE=IMAGINE, a photography workshop and Portraits Alive! which has teens researching a portrait in the museum and performing a speech in his/her guise for the public. This internship aligns perfectly with Megan’s interest in arts education and gives her in-depth understanding of museum operation and programs. Working in a museum is one of Megan’s long term career goals.

Eliza Foster (Junior)
Major: Special Education

Eliza Foster

“This scholarship has helped lessen the financial burden of an unpaid internship and I am incredibly grateful to have this priceless experience. It has introduced me to an area of education that I was previously unaware of and I have added it to the interests and potential careers I would like to pursue post-graduation.”

- Eliza Foster

Eliza is interning at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders working with psycho-social staff. Eliza assists the Education Specialist with planning and implementing enrichment activities, tutorial services, and administrative work supporting patients during their hospital stay as well as facilitating a smooth transition between treatments. Eliza took this internship to gain experience working with students who are receiving educational services in an environment other than the traditional school setting.

Andrew Deng (Freshmen)
Major: Biochemistry

Andrew Deng

“This scholarship made my internship experience possible; because of this scholarship, I have discovered more about a future career in law.”

- Andrew Deng

Andrew is interning at the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs in Washington, DC which exists to promote diversity and enforce labor laws. Andrew assists with projects focusing on affirmative action and equal employment, such as researching legislature and case law related to an investigation and tracking statistics in hiring practices. This internship taps into Andrew’s interest in law and public policy. He hopes to attend law school with a possible focus on regulatory debates over scientific innovations.

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