Davidson College awards grants to select students participating in unpaid or low-paying summer internships (those with an income equivalent or less than $4,000).

Grants are meant to cover cost-of-living expenses and should not be considered wage replacement. The college offers multiple grants each year, each with unique criteria and qualifications.

Thanks to the generosity of numerous alumni, parents and friends, 70 students received over $230,000 in funding for summer 2023 internships. The application period for summer 2024 grants opens February 1, 2024.

Application Materials

You can review details for all application materials on Handshake. Materials include the following:

  • Online application
  • One-page professional résumé
  • Prospective budget
  • Internship description

Timeline for Grants

Application deadlines and award notifications/distributions are scheduled as follows.

  • February 1 - Application available
  • February 26 - Application deadline #1
  • March 31 - Notifications for applications received by first deadline
  • April 1 - Application deadline #2
  • April 28 - Notifications for applications received by second deadline
  • Mid-late May awards are distributed for round 1 recipients 
  • Mid-late June award for round 2 recipients

Taxes and Financial Aid Implication

Grants are categorized as non-qualified scholarships. For domestic students, the college will not withhold taxes on the grants or report them on a form-1099. For graduating domestic students, the college will report the grant on a form-1099. Recipients, or their parents/guardians if they are considered dependents, are responsible for reporting the income on their individual taxes. Grants awarded to international students may be subject to tax withholding and will be reviewed on an individual basis. Students receiving financial aid will be required to report the grant as income on their aid application for the subsequent year. Undocumented students and graduating international students are not eligible to receive grants unless they have been granted work authorization by the Department of Homeland Security.