Study away scholarships and fellowships
Rodney Christopher Scholarships for Study Abroad or Away
This endowed fund, established by Chairman of the Board of Overseers Emily H. Fisher, gives students merit- and need-based scholarships for study abroad and study away. The fund is inspired by and named in honor of alumnus Rodney Christopher ’86, who remains a constant champion for equal academic and social opportunity. These scholarships are primarily intended for students in the BA program, but all students may apply. The scholarships will be awarded based on a student’s academic achievements, financial need, and the merits of the proposed study abroad or away program in the context of the student’s program of study. To receive the scholarship, the recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Simon’s Rock for one semester after their studies abroad or away.
The Bard Center Junior Fellowship Program
The Bard Center Junior Fellowship Program offers students an opportunity to do a career-related internship during the summer before the senior year. The Bard Center sponsors the program, offering as many as four fellowships to students with excellent academic records and solid proposals. Competition for these fellowships is open to students who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and who will have completed at least 75 credits by the time they begin the internship.
The James Monsonis Junior Fellowship
Established by alumni of the College in 2003 on the occasion of his retirement, this fellowship is named in honor of Dr. James Monsonis, for 25 years a faculty member in sociology and social sciences. To be awarded annually, the fellowship is designed to provide support to a student undertaking a project—usually an internship with a social change organization—that fosters his or her understanding of the relationships among peace, justice, and social change.
The Ben Stern Internship at Random House
This summer internship program for Simon’s Rock students at Random House, Inc. in New York City was established by the family of alumnus Ben Stern ’87 in 2005. Random House Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. The internship at Random House starts at the beginning of June and includes funding for housing, transportation, and meals. Applicants must be second semester juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above.