Sigma Delta Pi Virtual Internship Grants

Summer 2021-March 2022

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is pleased to partner with The Intern Group to  offer its inaugural virtual internship scholarship program with two (2) awards for use from Summer 2021-March 2022.

Eligible undergraduate students who are active members of Sigma Delta Pi may apply for one of two virtual internship scholarships valued at $3000 each for The Intern Group’s (TIG’s) virtual internship program in one of the following destinations: Madrid, Barcelona, Santiago (Chile), and Medellin (Colombia). Each scholarship covers all program costs to include a virtual internship in the awardee’s chosen career field; duration options of 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20 and 24 week intervals; scheduling options of 10, 20, 30 or 40 hours per week; access to TIG’s Career Advancement Training platform; and 6-months access to TIG’s Keynote Speaker Series.  These scholarships are provided by Sigma Delta Pi and TIG.

RULES GOVERNING THE VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

CRITERIA

To be eligible to receive one of the two virtual internship scholarships, an undergraduate student must (minimal requirements):

  • be a Spanish major or minor.
  • be an active (elected) member of Sigma Delta Pi.
  • have a superior academic record.
  • be enrolled on February 1, 2021 as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • have earned grades in at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of Spanish courses.
  • be nominated in writing by the chapter adviser(s) of an active chapter of the institution where the applicant is currently enrolled.
  • submit the completed official application form and all required documentation by the stipulated deadline and using the online application.

INELIGIBLE

(1) Graduate students.
(2) Applicants whose transcripts do NOT reflect the national requirements for membership will be automatically disqualified.

OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORM

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

All applications must be submitted online no later than MIDNIGHT Eastern Standard Time (EST), February 1, 2021.  Those received after this date will not be considered.

JUDGING APPLICATIONS

The National President will appoint an advisory committee to recommend the scholarship recipients based upon an established set of criteria.  Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Committee will review the recommendations and confirm the awardees.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS

Winners will be notified before March 1, 2021.

USE OF VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

The scholarship MUST be used solely for the purposes stated in the awardee’s original application (e.g., preferred length and schedule, location, etc.).  Permission will not be granted to alter the originally proposed internship plan. Sigma Delta Pi’s virtual internship scholarships are non-transferable. 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF WINNERS

Within two weeks after the completion of the virtual internship, each awardee must send a passport-type photograph (.jpg or .gif file) and an essay (Word format) of approximately 200 words in Spanish reporting on their internship. Instructions regarding format and submission are found at https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/guidelines-for-grant-awardee-essays/. The photo and essay will be published in the subsequent issue of Sigma Delta Pi’s annual journal, Entre Nosotros

Awardees unable to complete the internship made possible by the scholarship must inform ITG and the Executive Director (SDPNational@gmail.com).

THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AND ALL RELATED MATERIALS
MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 1, 2021
OR THE APPLICATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

NOTICE: This completed application form, a digital copy of the transcript(s), the letter of nomination from your chapter adviser, and the letters of recommendation MUST all be submitted online before MIDNIGHT Eastern Standard Time (EST), February 1, 2021, or the application will be disqualified