The California Internship & Work Experience Association (CIWEA) will select two students to receive a $1,000 scholarship each. Students apply through a CIWEA member on their campus or internship/work site by submitting an essay that describes how their academic internship, co-op, or work experience has influenced their career choice. After a review process, the scholarships will be announced and distributed by April 2021.
• One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from a 4-year university and one $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from a 2-year college in California. A certificate of achievement will be awarded to the second-place winner in each category.
• Open to all undergraduate and graduate students attending 2-year and 4-year institutions in California. Any major may apply.
• Completed Internship, Work Experience or Co-op during winter, spring, summer or fall of 2020 while a student on your campus (must be a verifiable academic experience and completed by December 31, 2020).
• Previous award recipients are not eligible.
• Student applications (essays) must be submitted through CIWEA member Christy Jewell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements/Instructions for Student Essays:
1. Double-spaced, 12-point font essay of no more than 750 words which must reflect college-level writing.
2. Essay topic answers the question: How has my internship/work experience influenced my career choice? (The essay title may also be student’s own).
3. Must include a cover page with the essay title, student name, college or university name, and the total number of words in the essay. Any essay submitted without the appropriate formatting and
cover page will be disqualified.
4. Essays, including the cover page, should be saved with a file name that contains the student’s first and last name, college name, and 2- or 4-year school. Example: (Jane.Doe.CSULB.4)
5. Students should submit their essays by email to the staff or faculty contact who is a CIWEA member by the date specified by that person. AT JESSUP, THIS IS CHRISTY JEWELL email@example.com. Essays DUE TO CHRISTY BY Friday, January 22 at 12:00pm (noon).
6. The campus contact person will review, select and forward final essays to the CIWEA Scholarship Director (see below for details).
7. The CIWEA Scholarship Committee will score submitted essays using the following 25-point rubric:
a. Clear and well-written (5 points); b. Level of analysis/reflection (5 points); c. Writing to topic (5 points); d. Creativity (5 points); e. Career impact (5 points)