If you have an unpaid or low-paid internship, this scholarship is for you

Eden Hodges

STATESBORO — For students who have been offered internships that they are unable to accept for financial reasons, the Office of Career and Professional Development in the Williams Center is offering an Internship Scholarship Program to help offset costs of living or traveling expenses associated with their internship.

The Office is looking to assist a minimum of 25 students with a maximum scholarship award amount of $3000 each.

Out of 71 applicants last year, 21 were awarded scholarships, but the application process is relatively easy, according to Caitlyn Cofer, the assistant director of experiential learning. Cofer’s message to students is, “It never hurts to apply especially if they’re a sophomore.”

The application can be found online on the Georgia Southern University website in the Career and Professional Development page under student affairs.

The application includes a few short questions about eligibility and some short answer questions regarding what the internship entails and how the money could help applicants achieve their goals.

The application deadline is March 27, 2020.

Cofer said, “If you are doing an internship and need assistance, we’re going to do our best to assist you.”

Eden Hodges The George-Anne contributor, gaeditor@georgiasouthern.edu