Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship essay contest

It’s time to showcase your outstanding students’ and your campus’s experiential learning programs by encouraging and sponsoring essay submissions for the Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship essay contest.

The California Internship & Work Experience Association (CIWEA) will select two students to receive a $1,000 scholarship each. Students apply by submitting an essay that describes how their academic internship, co-op, or work experience has influenced their career choice. Essays are submitted to a CIWEA member on campus or at the work site.  After a review process, the selected students will receive their scholarship in April 2019.

Please complete the attached flyer with your campus information in the bottom right corner and share it in your classes and with colleagues on campus to promote the scholarship. Consider using this essay as a course requirement. See the attached Information for CIWEA Members handout for complete details. The deadline to submit your essays, using the attached applicant certification form, is Friday, January 25th. 

Scholarship Details:

  • One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from a 4-year university and one $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from a 2-year college in California.  A certificate of achievement will be awarded to the second place winner in each category.

Student Eligibility:

  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate students attending 2-year and 4-year institutions in California.
  • Any major may apply.
  • Completed Internship, Work Experience or Co-op during winter, spring, summer or fall of 2018 while a student on your campus (must be a verifiable academic experience and completed by December 31, 2018).
  • Previous award recipients are not eligible.
  • Student applications (essays) must be submitted through a CIWEA member at the student’s college.

For questions regarding the Hyink Scholarship, please refer to Julie Collier. Contact Information listed below:

Julie Collier| Faculty Program Coordinator

Internship and Work Experience Program |Folsom Lake College|

p. 916.608.6552 |