Jake Berg ‘04 Black Student Union Internship Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jake Berg ’04 to provide perpetual support for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need – who are involved in the Black Student Union – and are participating in a credit-bearing internship. SUNY Oswego brought Jake into a host of immersive experiences as well as provided him with the foundation to thrive professionally. He would like to pay that sentiment forward with this fund.

Awarded to 1 student per year. The student will apply and be selected through EXCEL.

Eligibility:
A. Full-time student status. Preference will be given to a student in the School of Business.
B. Confirmed credit-bearing internship.
C. Be an active member of the Black Student Union. To be considered an active member of the Black Student Union, student must have gone to at least (3) programs/meetings and (2) events for the year. The Black Student Union has programs/meetings every Wednesday at 7 PM in MCC 231. (verification of student’s active membership status will be done through The Point)
D. Have documented financial need.
E. Submit an essay detailing confirmed credit bearing internship, how this fund will be of assistance in participating in the internship, and future professional plans.
F. Entering junior or senior year.
G. Have a minimum 2.50 GPA.
H. Register for a minimum of 3 credits for an internship.
I. Agree to provide a brief (1 page) email report on your internship experience, to both EXCEL and the Donor within 30 days of the internship completion. The report should include the benefits and challenges of the internship along with positive and negative feedback that could prove useful for future internship awards.

Prior to receiving funding all Phases outlined on oswego.edu/internships must be completed including:
1. Having an EXCEL Approved Internship Verification Form
2. The Learning Agreement must be completely approved through Handshake.
3. Successfully complete your internship.
4. Provide a brief (1 page) email report on your internship experience to EXCEL within 30 days of the internship completion. The report should include the benefits and challenges of the internship along with positive and negative feedback that could prove useful for future internship awards.
5. Picture and Testimonial
6. Thank you letter to donor

Please note: there are two parts to the application required for the Jake Berg ’04 Black Student Union Internship Scholarship. After signing in, you will need to complete the General Application. Once you complete and submit the General Application, you will see a list of recommended opportunities for which you are eligible. Click “Apply” next to the Jake Berg ’04 Black Student Union Internship Scholarship to complete the second part of the application. If this specific internship opportunity is not recommended to you, then the system has deemed you not eligible for that opportunity, please review the guidelines.

Please contact EXCEL: Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning at excel@oswego.edu or (315) 312-2151 with questions about this information.

Award
$3,400.00
Deadline
10/10/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a member of the Black Student Union?
  2. Submit an essay detailing confirmed credit bearing internship, how this fund will be of assistance in participating in the internship, and future professional plans