Summer High-Impact Practice Program (SHIPP)

 

The Lighthouse is pleased to accept applications for its Summer High-Impact Practice Program or SHIPP for summer 2019.

SHIPP is a competitive program that offers grants and academic support to Virginia Wesleyan students to undertake credit-bearing internship, research, or study away experiences during the summer.

SHIPP Benefits:

  • Tuition at $150/credit hour for SHIPP courses
  • Internship grants up to $1,000
  • Research grants up to $1,000
  • Study away grants up to $2,500
  • Individualized faculty mentoring

 

Applications for Summer 2019 SHIPP will be accepted on a rotating basis.

First priority deadline: November 1, 2018

Second priority deadline: February 15, 2019

Final deadline: April 2, 2019

Applications are located on The Lighthouse’s page on Virginia Wesleyan’s Portal.

 

SHIPP Summer 2018

In summer 2018, Virginia Wesleyan sponsored a pilot SHIPP for study away and undergraduate research. The following students were awarded SHIPP grants for their independent projects:

  • Amanda Albert, grant to research the biodiversity of harvestmen in Belize through Biology 489: Research in the Natural Sciences.
  • Benjamin Astrum, grant to enroll in Political Science 318: Germany in a Changing World in Berlin, Germany.
  • Cecelia Billings, grant to study psychology in Madrid, Spain with the Fundácion Ortega-Marañón.
  • Lora Fara, grant to enroll in Political Science 318: Germany in a Changing World in Berlin, Germany.
  • Bayli Foley, grant to enroll in Political Science 318: Germany in a Changing World in Berlin, Germany.
  • Rachel Fuller, grant to study veterinary medicine in Thailand with Loop Abroad.
  • Amanda Gerni, grant to enroll in Political Science 318: Germany in a Changing World in Berlin, Germany.
  • Jayla Harris, grant to intern at Cherry Bekaert in Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Marie Lerch, grant to enroll in Political Science 318: Germany in a Changing World in Berlin, Germany.
  • Julie Manning, grant to enroll in Political Science 318: Germany in a Changing World in Berlin, Germany.
  • Amber Matalus, grant to intern at NATO’s Innovation Hub in Norfolk, VA.
  • Ana Dominique Nakagomi, grant to intern at ABC 13 News in Norfolk, VA.
  • Lauren Pirozzi, grant to enroll in Political Science 318: Germany in a Changing World in Berlin, Germany.
  • Mickella Rast, grant to intern at The Meridian Group in Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Abagail Shope, grant to intern at Festevents in Norfolk, VA.
  • Alex Surprise, grant to intern at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts.

Previous Shipp Grants

  • Amanda Albert ‘18 (Biology). “Expression of AGPs During Spermatogenesis in the Model Moss Physcomitrella Patens.” Research Mentor: Prof. Eric Johnson.
  • Destini Garrison ‘18 (Biology). “AGP Expression during Spermatogenesis in the Model moss Physcomitrella.” Ms. Garrison also received a Summer Undergraduate Research Science Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges for her project. Research Mentor: Prof. Eric Johnson.
  • Abigail Horgan ‘19 (Psychology). “The Examination of Eyewitness Accounts on Sexual Assault.” Research Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers.
  • Caleb Mercer ‘19 (History and Religious Studies). “Complications with Interpreting Scripture: The Bible, Romans 1, and Human Sexuality.” Research Mentor: Prof. Craig Wansink.
  • Kellen Phillips ‘18 (Biology). Study Abroad Internship at the Radwick Equine Centre in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Phillips also received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and an Experiential Learning Scholarship from the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges for her project.
  • Kristin Rempas ‘18 (International Studies). Study Abroad at the American College in Athens, Greece. Ms. Rempas also received an Experiential Learning Scholarship from the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges for her project.
  • Tremain Torre ‘19 (International Studies). Study Abroad at Oriel College at the University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

SHIPP also sponsored a study away course in summer 2017. Students received grants to enroll in Environmental Studies 283: Seminar in Alaska: Sustainability with Profs. Larry Hultgren and Elizabeth Malcolm. Read about their experiences.