Established to honor the entrepreneurial spirit of William Boyd, father of Bob Boyd '88, this grant supports students pursuing unpaid or low-paying internships with organizations of an entrepreneurial mindset. Opportunities in business, sales or leadership with small- or medium-sized companies will be given priority. Grants are available in the amount of $3,000.
You and your chosen internship must meet the same requirements listed for the Career Development Summer Internship Grant. The internship must be completed with a small- to medium-sized entrepreneurial organization, specifically in the realms of business, sales or leadership.
To apply for a Bill Boyd Entrepreneurial Internship Grant, first identify and apply for an internship that meets the requirements referenced above. The Center for Career Development can help guide you through an internship search. Once you are offered the internship or are in the interview process, you may apply for the grant. The application process includes submitting a common application, your résumé, a prospective budget, and a description of the internship. Prior to submitting your application, you may wish to have a career adviser review your application materials during walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) to make sure that they are in the best possible shape.
Two information sessions will be offered during Common Hour (11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.).
Application deadlines and award notifications/distributions are scheduled as follows.
If selected for a grant, recipients agree to:
Acceptance of a Bill Boyd Entrepreneurial Internship Grant is, in turn, acceptance of the Davidson Honor Code. If any infractions are suspected, the student risks forfeiture of part or all of the award, and Honor Code charges.