Fellowships and Scholarships at Scripps College

Arthur Vining Davis Library InternshipElla Strong Denison Library at Scripps College has distinctive resources of rare books, manuscripts, and archives to disseminate to the wider scholarly world. The Student Summer Library Internship supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations is an academic fellowship. It will make it possible for a Scripps College student to conduct research in the library’s collections of primary source materials from June-August 2017. Candidates will need to demonstrate evidence of faculty member endorsement of their project. A component of the research project may be a preliminary digital project to bring the research materials to the attention of a wider audience. It is expected that the intern will write a paper of between four and five pages and present on the project in a public forum during the 2018 Fall Semester.
Barbara & Scott Bice Faculty-Student Dialogue FundThanks to the wonderful generosity of Trustee Barbara Bice and her husband Scott, funds for non-academic faculty-student interaction have been made available. The funds are intended to facilitate student-professor conversations outside of the classroom with the goal of building relationships both academic and personal.
Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed ScholarshipThe Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 through the generosity of Bekki’s friends and family to celebrate her lifelong commitment to education, access and inclusivity. Bekki’s deep commitment to education will be remembered, honored, and celebrated in perpetuity through the award of the Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship to a deserving student who has made significant efforts to enhance the Scripps community. The recipient of this award will receive up to $6,000 in loan and/or grant replacement.
Bruner Carter Center SponsorshipThrough the generosity of Barbara Bruner '76, one student will receive funds to attend the Carter Center's Executive Briefing Conference and activities in and around Atlanta from April 12-13, 2018. This award will cover all conference related expenses including airfare, hotel, registration and meals.
Ellen Clark Revelle Scholarship – “The Nellie”"The Nellie" is an innovative and transformative scholarship honoring the alumna and former trustee Ellen Clark Revelle '31. Designated as an Ellen Clark Revelle Scholar, the recipient of this award must be a continuing student who is making excellent academic progress, demonstrates financial need, and fully engages in the Scripps College community and beyond through leadership activities.
Esterly AwardsAwards up to $1,400 to students who "present worthwhile educational projects to be conducted during the summer for which they do not have readily available funds."
Hearst Foundation Senior Thesis Research & Research Fellowship FundThe goals of the senior thesis research grants are to provide funding for students to purchase supplies or materials necessary for senior thesis research or to travel to research sites, such as archives. The goals of the research fellowship are to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship
Hsu Fund for Academic Interactions with ChinaThe Hsu Fund for Academic Interactions with China was establised to fund students and faculty who will be working on projects or research in China.
Johnson Summer Student Research GrantsScripps awards 5-8 Johnson Summer Student Research Grants each year. This award enables current Scripps students to complete interdisciplinary summer research.
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship ProgramThe goal of the MMUF program is to identify and support underrepresented students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity, who are interested in earning a doctorate in the core fields of arts and sciences and becoming future faculty. The Claremont Colleges MMUF program will select an inaugural cohort of 10 students in spring 2017, with an eventual cohort size of 20 students from across the colleges each year.
Mellon Undergraduate Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences Research and Pre-Thesis FellowshipsThe goals of the Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowship program are to provide opportunities for students (1) to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship and (2) to pursue their own research questions and more fully develop their senior theses with a pre-thesis fellowship.
Napier InitiativeThe Pilgrim Place community offers two $12,000 Napier Awards for Creative Leadership to graduating seniors at the five Claremont Colleges.
Samella Lewis ScholarshipThe Samella Lewis Scholarship was established by friends, students, and admirers of Samella Lewis - artist, arts educator, and former Scripps professor. The scholarship honors her as an instructor, artist, and mentor. The College will award this scholarship annually to a junior or senior African-American student who demonstrates excellence in character, leadership, and responsibility. The recipient(s) of this award will receive up to $4,500 in loan repayment upon graduation.
Scripps College Research in Environmental Analysis Research & Pre-Thesis FellowshipsThe goals of the Scripps College Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Environmental Analysis are to provide opportunities for students (1) to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship, (2) to pursue their own research questions and more fully develop their senior theses with a pre-thesis fellowship on topics related to the environment and (3) to support senior thesis research on topics related to the environment.
Scripps student conference travel fundsFor students presenting their own research at a conference, funds are available to supplement those from student organizations. Contact: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert.
The Lori Bettison-Varga Endowment FundThe Lori Bettison-Varga Endowment Fund will focus on supporting senior thesis/senior capstone projects, which includes materials and equipment and costs associated with conference presentations of their work.
W.M. Keck Summer Research FellowshipsAwards $4,000 to students conducting summer research under the supervision of a W.M. Keck Science Department professor.