APEX Fellowships

APEX Fellowships offer structure and mentored support to students engaged in unpaid summer internships or vocational exploration programs of at least six weeks (or at least 220 hours) in duration. The Fellowships include funding, a learning contract, regular structured reflection, a final reflective assignment and evaluation, on-campus reporting and ongoing staff support.

Application deadline for summer 2015: 8 a.m. Monday, March 30.

Types of Fellowships

To help students develop their proposals, we offer broad categories under which the experience can fall: Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Corporate, Education, Entrepreneurship, Health & Health Care, and Other.

Interested in applying for an APEX Fellowship?

  • If you are interested in applying for one of the APEX Fellowships, get started now!
  • Attend the How to Apply Session - Tuesday, March 3 at 11 in APEX. If you were unable to attend, review the presentation now (.pdf).
  • Students who meet one-on-one with a member of the Experiential Learning staff and/or attend drop-in clinics (Wednesdays from 1:30 - 4) are more successful in obtaining APEX Fellowships. Make an appointment by emailing us or calling 330-263-2428
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Amount of Award - up to

  • $1900 for 6 weeks/220 hours experience
  • $2500 for 8 weeks/300 hours experience
  • $600 to support travel

Note: All positions must be secured by March 30, 2015 to be eligible for funding

Eligibility – APEX Fellowships are open to students who:

  • Have completed their First, Sophomore, or Junior year
  • Are enrolled at the College of Wooster or in a College of Wooster endorsed Off-Campus Study program the semesters preceding and following the internship
  • Are in good academic standing (students who are placed on academic probation at the end of the semester prior to their internship will not receive funding.)
  • Maintain good standing under The College of Wooster’s Codes of Academic Integrity and Social Responsibility

All majors are encouraged to apply.

Selection criteria—Selection committee will appraise student proposals for the following:

  • Strength of connection to student’s prior and future academic and non-academic experiences and interests
  • Depth of the vocational exploration questions the student seeks to examine
  • Clarity of measurable outcomes the student proposes
  • Strength of the student’s personal recommendations
  • Degree of viability and safety of proposed internship/program