Lawrence has been supported by a tremendous number of alumni, parents and other constituents. One way many of these individuals have given back is through their financial contributions to support the experiential learning of students in the areas of internships, volunteering, research and other areas of investigation into their life after Lawrence. Below is information about some possible sources of funding. If you have questions about these funds please contact the Career Center or click the appropriate links to learn more about how to apply.
Florence Kasel was a Menasha resident who, having been plagued with health problems the latter part of their life, created the Florence Kasel Testamentary Trust in 1975 to enable Lawrence students to be of assistance to mankind through the development of techniques and training for the improvement of the medical profession. Additionally, the trust is designed to encourage individuals who might otherwise not be able to afford such medical training. The Kasel Fund supports unique research projects, medical field internships, and medical training (including CNA and EMT coursework). We aim to continue funding students for local opportunities; however, student projects, internships, or training outside of the Fox Cities are also considered if their project aim will benefit the medical community.
Linda Mimms Fund for Mental Health Advocacy Internships
Established in 2019 by Linda Mimms '79, the fund will provide Lawrence University students with summer internship opportunities at a local, state or regional organization working towards improved treatment of individuals with mental health issues including schizo related, bipolar related and other serious mental health issues. One example are opportunities available at the Treatment Advocacy Center of Virginia.
The Sara A. Quandt and Thomas A. Arcury Endowment for Experiential Learning and Research in Public Health
Established in 2011 by Dr. Sara Quandt ’73 and her husband Dr. Thomas Arcury, this endowed fund reflects the couple’s appreciation for a liberal arts education and their strong interest in supporting student research and educational experiences in public health. Sara received her B.A. summa cum laude in 1973, with a major in anthropology. After Lawrence, Sara went on to complete her doctoral degree in anthropology at Michigan State University. Following faculty appointments in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Kentucky, she joined the Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1994, where she is Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention. The fund will support a wide range of research and academic opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing careers related to the field of public health. Funds can be used for travel expenses, stipends for work or summer research, independent study or Senior Experience projects, books, supplies, or any other aspects that would broaden and provide in-depth understanding of public health.