Robert C. and Helen Dix Scholars

Funded by a generous donation from Mrs. Robert C. Dix, the fund supports experiential learning such as internships.  In honor of the Dix family commitment to journalism (the Dix family publishes many newspapers in Ohio including the Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier), the stipends will be given for internships either in journalism or in work that uses writing extensively.

Stipends of up to $2500 are available for any semester but the majority of the money is saved for summer internships.  The stipend may be used in one of these ways:

  • To serve as summer earnings if the internship is unpaid
  • To supplement low income from a nonprofit organization or
  • To provide travel or housing expenses for an unpaid or low paid internship
  • Money may also be requested for supportive materials for an internship such as film or materials needed for the project

To apply, please follow the Applications Procedures on the Funding Internships page.  Applications must be sent electronically to Career Development at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the published deadline which is emailed to all students.  A faculty committee will read all applications and make the final decisions. Recipients of these funds will be expected to participate in an internship workshop, submit a thank you letter to Career & Academic Development, and create a poster about their experience to be displayed during the semester following the completion of the internship.

Examples of previous applications are available in Career Development, and we are always willing to help you develop a strong application.  Please contact Career Development at ext. 5131.

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