The Jerry Sherbin Fellowship is a 10-month grant that gives 1 graduating K senior the opportunity to explore a topic of personal interest outside the U.S. Following graduation, the student will depart to region/regions of choice studying their chosen topic while providing the College with quarterly updates on their project/travels. Upon their return to the U.S. , the Sherbin Fellow will promote their experience to K during the following Fall term, inspiring students to apply to ultimately build a community of Sherbin Fellows.
Opportunities that may be of interest to seniors
Former Kalamazoo College president Herbert Lee Stetson, in his will, provided an endowment
for a fellowship: “to be given to Kalamazoo College for a graduate of the institution to pursue
work at one of the following universities: Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, or [University of]
Chicago, or at a European university.” The fellowship is not to be used towards professional
study (i.e. MD, JD, MDiv) except for education.
The fund allows for the award of an approximately $1,000 non-renewable fellowship.
Deadline to Apply: Friday of 7th week, Spring Term
- Brief statement about your professional goals and what graduate program you will be/are pursuing
- PDF copy of your admission letter to an eligible graduate program of study (it must state the name of the program and the institution)
- Documentation of your intention to enroll or proof of current enrollment in the program (a copy of your response form or proof of enrollment deposit)
The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) is an opportunity for students and graduates to partner with primary and secondary schools in Spain as language assistants (TAs).
Language and Culture Assistants in Spain is an opportunity to work with teachers in Spain and assist their students in deepening their listening and conversational skills.
Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the following summer. One hundred projects will be selected from proposals from over 85 campuses (including at least one from Kalamazoo College) for these $10,000 grants.
For more details, including a description of K’s winning project conducted last summer see the Davis Projects for Peace Website.
Application Details and Deadlines
Please review the application instructions in each section of the form carefully. All students, including seniors, are eligible to submit proposals as individuals or as a group.
Required items due via the online application Monday 2nd Week Winter Term, 11:59pm include:
- Two page proposal
- One page budget
- Resume of each participant
- Letter(s) of affiliation from project community partner
Proposals to work with specific organizations or individuals must be accompanied by a letter of affiliation from the organization or individual detailing the nature and duration of the proposed work.
It is highly recommended that you consult faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and budget before submitting it.
A Campus Committee will review and select up to five proposals for final consideration and interviews. We welcome proposals from students abroad who may be interviewed via Microsoft Teams.
The Committee will choose one proposal and one alternate for submission to the Davis UWC Scholars Office for final consideration.
The Taiwan Scholarship provides tuition, fees, and living stipend to attend graduate school at a Taiwanese university. You must apply separately for admission to the Taiwanese University.
Teach Thailand Corps (TTC) focuses on strengthening primary and secondary school education in Thailand, particularly in high-need areas. TTC recruits and places graduates of American colleges in schools in less-developed provinces to teach English and other subjects.
The Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service. This is a 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, along with professional development administered by Cleveland Foundation staff. Mid-February application deadline.
The Internship Program at the National Museum of American History offers a number of opportunities for students to learn more about the inner workings of history museums–either as an introduction or a deeper dive into an aspect of the museum field. Typically, internships are at least 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Some internships are specified as full-time (40 hours per week), while others are more flexible and can be arranged between the intern and their mentor. Additionally, some internships are longer than the 10 weeks; internships can be awarded for a maximum of 6 months with a possibility of another 6 month extension as long as the intern still has more opportunities to learn and grow.