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University receives $50,000 grant from Truist Foundation for internship support


Students can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars to help cover expenses like temporary housing, commuting costs and work-appropriate clothing.

Thanks to a grant from the Truist Foundation, Lenoir-Rhyne students will now be able to apply for funding to support them as they pursue internships. The foundation awarded the university $50,000 to create the Internship Fund, which will provide small grants to students to help them pay for internship-related expenses.

“Students know that internships are critical to help them make valuable connections, gain experience and try out a career field,” said Katie Wohlman, director of the Alex Lee Career and Professional Development Center. “This funding will enable our students to pursue an internship without worrying about finances. Increasing equity of access to internships will enhance career outcomes for all students, especially those with underprivileged backgrounds.”

Students can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars to help cover expenses like temporary housing, commuting costs and work-appropriate clothing. They also can apply for funding to offset lost income while they pursue an unpaid or under-paid internship.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Truist Foundation for their support,” said Cat Niekro, vice president of institutional advancement. “The grants we will be able to provide will be game changers for our students as they pursue their dreams.”

For more information, please visit our Internships and Careers page.

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