Donald J. Yehle Endowed Internship
The Donald J. Yehle Endowed Internship has been created by gifts from Eugene C. and Mildred G. Yehle, parents of Donald J. Yehle ’71. The Yehle family established this endowment to help academically qualified, highly motivated, and mature students who intend to pursue careers in the fields of art, history, communication, and health. The Endowment supports full-time internships for positions in areas such as art and museum management, advertising, public relations, historical preservation or restoration, recreational sports management, health administration, and occupational or physical therapy. Preference will be given to students whose internships are not otherwise compensated.
Grants of up to $2000 are available to support qualifying internships.
- The Internship must be taken for academic credit and culminate in a formal paper that goes beyond a mere summary of the internship.
- If the Internship is undertaken during the summer or in a fall or winter term when the intern is not a full-time student, it carries tuition remission of up to four (4) Alma College credits.
- The Yehle Internship does not support internships secured through off-campus placement programs run by colleges, universities, or consortia that host Alma College students.
- Preference will be given to students whose internships are not compensated.
Applications for Summer or Fall 2014 awards must be received by the Selection Committee in early March. Applications are available online or in the Provost’s Office. Awards will be announced by the end of winter term.
Inquiries and completed applications may be directed to the Provost’s Office or to Dr. Micheal Vickery (x7238), Donald J. Yehle Internship Selection Committee Chair, SAC 330, Alma College, Alma, MI 48801. Applications may also be submitted electronically to Dr. Vickery.
Currie Scholars Program
A generous grant from Eleanor H. Currie has enabled the College to establish a Currie Scholars program beginning in fiscal year 2001. Qualified sophomores and juniors may apply for this program, which will provide a stipend of $2,500 plus waiver of room charges for the summer (if work is done on campus) to support scholarly or creative projects in collaboration with a faculty mentor.
Scholarship is defined as field or lab work in the sciences or social sciences, library or archival work in the humanities or social sciences, or creation of an original performance or art work in the fine and performing arts. Preference will be given to proposals which identify an appropriate output (e.g., paper presentation, poster session, exhibition, or performance) for the scholarship beyond the Alma campus. The proposal must demonstrate active collaboration between the student and the faculty mentor.
David B. Kinney Scholarship Program
Supported by a generous gift from the family of attorney and social activist David B. Kinney, class of 1943, Alma College is pleased to offer a grant of up to $2,500 to support student research related, in Mr. Kinney’s words, “to independent and original study of any items, persons or societal trends relating to the birth or endurance of our precious Bill of Rights.”
Preference will be given to projects that include primary—especially archival—research into an appropriate civil liberties related issue or topic. However, this may be interpreted broadly to include historical, philosophical, legislative, legal, literary, creative, artistic, economic, political, and cultural issues and aspects. Travel to research sites and/or proposals which cross disciplinary boundaries are encouraged.
Application forms for 2014 awards are available online and should be submitted by early March. Awards will be announced by the end of winter term. Inquiries and completed applications may be directed to the Provost’s Office or either of the Kinney Scholarship Committee co-chairs: Dr. Sandy Hulme, SAC 348 (x7387) or Dr. Micheal Vickery, SAC 350 (x7238).