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Application Process

If you're considering applying for funding for the summer,  follow the steps below to determine how to begin.  Most programs follow these steps, but not all do.  Please visit each program's website  to verify and for more details. 

  • Applications for all summer stipend positions ($6000 for up to 10 weeks, full-time) are through WizeHive. Some depts do not use other electronic application systems (e.g. Career Services uses Handshake.)
  • NOTE: Each opportunity has its own WizeHive application; please refer the office/dept's website. 
  • WizeHive requires the following forms to apply:
    • Common Application Form
    • Risk & Compliance
  • Additional application requirements are dependent upon the program. Examples of additional materials include:
    • Transcripts
    • Résumé
    • Faculty and/or Staff Recommendation Letter
    • Advising Sessions with Program Administrators
  • Deadlines are dependent upon the program
    • Most summer stipend applications open in January with deadlines in February
    • Decisions are announced in March
    • Universal student acceptance deadline is April 1

Read our Tips on Effectively Navigating & Applying to Swarthmore Funded Summer Opportunities Guide

Check out the Application Requirements & Deadlines List