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 Office of Career, Life, and Community Engagement or click the appropriate links to learn more about how to apply.
The Fred Sturm Inspiration Fund
The Fred Sturm Inspiration Fund has been established to ensure our late professor’s legacy continues for future generations of Lawrentians. This fund will assist students in exploring jazz-related study opportunities to unlock potential and inspire students to reach new levels of insight, mastery and confidence.
Through the commitment and generosity of Lawrence University Saxophone Studio alumni, their parents, and friends of the Saxophone Studio, the Steven Jordheim Endowed Fund for Musical Exploration was established in 2014. The fund supports the creative efforts of current students enrolled in saxophone study at Lawrence, making possible a variety of student projects such as domestic and international travel and study, commissions for new works for the saxophone, recording projects, and performance tours.
Dyrud Family Collaboration Grant
Awards available in support of student/faculty collaborative projects in the visual arts resulting in public exhibition. Award may cover stipends for students, materials, equipment, travel and other production expenses. Projects may be initiated by students or faculty, though preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in art, studio art faculty, and projects that advance creative achievement and innovation. Suggested grant amount $3,000-$5,000.
Con Squared Internships
- Merit School of Music
At Merit, our students, who come from every income level and every corner of Chicago, have the rare opportunity to learn together, dream together, teach each other, and broaden horizons while building inspiring lives through music. The main focus of the Merit School internship will be to help and support the Merit library staff. Additionally, the internship will include a number of hours each week providing support in the student services area.
Award: $5,000 Website: http://meritmusic.org/
- Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago exists to provide a broad, deep and relevant cultural service to the Chicago region
and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form of opera. This internship will provide the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in preparation for Lyric’s 2018/19 season. This position will assist all major areas of Development, including Donor Records and Reporting, Annual and Planned Giving, Individual Giving, Institutional Partnerships, Women’s Board, Chapters Executive Board/Chapters, Guild Board, Ryan Opera Center Board, and Lyric Young Professionals.
Award: $5,000 Website: https://www.lyricopera.org/
- Ensemble Español Dance Company
In residence at Northeastern Illinois University of Chicago, Ensemble Español is the premier Spanish dance company in the United States. Ensemble Español is offering an internship for any of six available internships (see below link) based on the students interest and organizations need.
Award: $5,000 Website: http://www.ensembleespanol.org/about/careers/
- The Center for Deep Listening
The student intern will work at the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer. The internship will include work as a teaching assistant for a course on Deep Listening, working in the Center's extensive archives, and bringing Deep Listening practice into schools. Other opportunities will be dictated by the current needs of the Center.
Award: $5,000 Website: www.deeplistening.rpi.edu
- New York Jazz Academy
Alumnus Javier Arau ‘98 is offering an internship at New York’s fastest growing music school. Javier Arau ’98 will integrate the student directly into his administration and engage the intern in strategic planning for his expanding organization. Pending NYJA faculty approval, the intern may have the opportunity to work in a teaching capacity during summer intensive workshops for younger age groups.
Award: $5,000 Website: www.nyjazzacademy.com
- Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute
This position is to provide general assistance and administrative support for the Community Programs team in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the education and community arm of one of the leading music presenters in the world. The student intern will work with a dedicated staff to help prepare for the season which will include more than 100 events across three different programs.
Award: $5,000 Website: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education
Through the generosity of the Lawrence University Alumni Association (LUAA) Board of Directors, the Bridge Fund will support non-profit unpaid internships.
John & Barbara Knapp P’89 Fund for Career Exploration and Development
The John & Barbara Knapp P’89 Fund for Career Exploration and Development will support programs and initiatives designed to expand and enhance students’ understandings of career options. The fund will support experiential opportunities for individual students including externships, informational interviews and internships in a variety of fields.
Hopfensperger Senior Experience Fund
Award supports expenses for Theatre Arts Related Senior Experiences. Apply directly with Theatre Arts faculty.