Luther students receive funding for summer internships

For the third consecutive year, Luther College has combined funding from alumni donors and philanthropic agencies to give financial support to Luther students completing a variety of internships.

During the summer of 2017, 38 Luther students received educational grants of up to $2,000 to help defray the costs associated with internships in locations that included nine states, the District of Colombia and six countries. The students represented 20 different academic majors. Their internships took place at a variety of organizations, including non-profit organizations, businesses, medical facilities and government agencies.

"It is vital that we support our students in their applied learning endeavors," says Luther Assistant Director of Experiential Learning Dan Marlow. "Employers and graduate schools increasingly expect that students have relevant out-of-the classroom experiences articulated on their resumes and applications. The Luther College Career Center, in conjunction with our Alumni and Development Office, as well as Center for Sustainable Communities, is working to help our students find and support those 'world of work' experiences."

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

Sam Schultz
Emily McLaughlin
Ryan Pribyl