03/08/2013 02:38 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU undergraduate students of any major are encouraged to apply for
Paul S. Gravel Federal Intern Scholarship for the summer of 2013.
The $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year to a student who participates in an unpaid
or under-paid Washington, D.C.-based internship for a policy- or legislative-oriented
The scholarship was inspired by the late Paul Gravel, formerly executive director
of LSU’s Washington office, and his efforts to create internship opportunities for
students interested in learning about the American political process.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and have earned at least
60 credit hours by the end of the spring 2013 semester. Students must also demonstrate
that they have been offered a Washington, D.C., internship for the summer of 2013.
The application deadline is April 1, 2013.
Applications must be accompanied by: an essay of fewer than 1,000 words stating why
the specific internship opportunity is meaningful to his or her course of study or
personal/professional goals; a letter of recommendation from an LSU faculty or staff
member familiar with the student’s work; and a statement of financial need, signed
by the student and a parent or guardian.
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013