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Skidmore College
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Skidmore’s Summer Experience Fund (SEF) provides a $4,000 stipend to support students completing an unpaid summer experience. The goal of this award is to help students gain the experience, skills, knowledge, and connections within their chosen field without the burden of having to support themselves while engaging in unpaid experiences. 

SEF funding supports unpaid experiences including internships, volunteer opportunities, research assignments, community service projects, artists residencies, apprenticeships and more.  SEF Award winners come from all academic disciplines in all class years and pursue opportunities in every industry and in every country in the world.  

Begun in 2009 through the generosity of dedicated Skidmore donors (alumni, parents and friends of the College), this fund started with 9 awards and currently supports around 150 students each summer. 

THE NEW SEF ONLINE APPLICATION WILL OPEN MARCH 2, 2020