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Renee Hagerty

Renée Hagerty (second from left, on couch) speaks to a group of WIP members about her experience as an (HTC) political science major and her desire to encourage other students to get involved with OHIO outside of the classroom.

Photographer: Heather Anerino

WIP scholarship recipient Lindsey Bork.

WIP scholarship recipient Lindsey Bork.

Photo courtesy of: Lindsey Bork

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Two OHIO Students score internship funding made possible by Women in Philanthropy scholarship

Two Ohio University undergraduates will now have the opportunity to spruce up their resumes after accepting career-boosting internships thanks to Women in Philanthropy’s (WIP’s) 2013 scholarship funding. 

WIP announced their 2013 scholarship winners at their recent Chagrin Falls networking reception providing vital aid for the deserving student’s travel and living expenses.

This year's scholarship recipients are juniors Renée Hagerty and Lindsey Bork. Hagerty is an Honors Tutorial College Political Science student who is interning at the Ohio Board of Regents in Columbus.  Bork is majoring in Community Health Services and is an intern at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 

The WIP Internship Scholarship helps to offset summer internship costs. The $1,000 scholarships are made possible by the partnership between WIP and Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC). The Center was established in summer 2012 and supports initiatives that benefit students and their careers.

“It was natural to collaborate with WIP and advertise the internship scholarship through the CLDC website,” said Erin Perdue, assistant director of CLDC. “Through this collaboration, we were able to update the application process, utilize our website marketing and introduce the scholarship to students during career coaching appointments and the winter career fair.”

Financial support from WIP has allowed Hagerty to engage in the highest level of work within her field as an undergraduate student. 

“This scholarship reassured me that there are high-powered women out there who want to encourage the next generation of female leaders and who are willing to support them,” Hagerty said. “For me, having the backing of so many women I admire meant a great deal.”

Bork said she was honored by the award and was inspired by meeting members of WIP.

“I was able to meet many of the Women in Philanthropy representatives this past spring. They were such a genuine group of women and I'm so happy that I was chosen to win this scholarship,” Bork said. 

Upon completion of their internships, Bork and Hagerty will be invited to attend a WIP meeting in the fall to report on their summer internship experiences.

The WIP internship scholarship is open to all Ohio University Undergraduate students in good academic standing who have successfully acquired summer internships. Preference is given to students who will complete unpaid internships.

“WIP is excited to help students with their summer internships and working with the CLDC to achieve this is a win win for all, particularly students,” said Dorothy Schey, a member of WIP. “Women in Philanthropy members and friends are very pleased to see the amazing difference that the internship scholarships are making in the lives of students.”

Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) fosters a powerful tradition of giving and support for the University and its departments, activities and facilities. It aspires to increase the number of women who give to Ohio University by providing advocacy about women's philanthropic issues and by training future generations of Ohio University donors.

For more information on how to apply for the 2014 Women in Philanthropy Internship Scholarship, contact Dorothy Schey at schey@ohio.edu or 740.593.4556.