Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

B.A. Rudolph Foundation Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship

About the B.A. Rudolph Foundation Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship

The Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship supports undergraduate women who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors, or recent college graduates (graduated in the last 10 months). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s major or focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity, and therefore applicants must show financial need.

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually. Each scholar is assigned at least one mentor in her field to lend guidance on entering and navigating her profession and Washington. Additionally, the Foundation is happy to informally connect the scholar with other mentors who would be useful contacts outside of the assigned mentors, as another opportunity for networking within her chosen profession or interest.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Eligible applicants:

– Must be female
– Have applied or accepted to an internship (full time) located in the greater Washington, D.C. area
– Must be commencing internship on or after May 1st, completing internship no later than September 30th of the same year, and lasting at least one month (applicants with internships starting shortly before May 1, or ending shortly after September 30 may apply, but to be considered it should be a summer internship, not spring or fall)
– must demonstrate financial need

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship application process:


Review the scholarship website for information on the requirements, application process and timeline, and to determine your eligibility.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply.

The application opens on February 1

The deadline is March 29

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started

Advising contact:

Advising Contact: Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  http://barudolphfoundation.org/undergraduate-public-service/

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,