Academic Internships & Competitive Scholarships Luncheon

Annual Awards Luncheon

The Offices of the Academic Internships (OAI) and External and Competitive Scholarships (ECS), in partnership with International Business Internships and the Office of Career Services, joined together to host an awards luncheon on April 13 honoring students who applied for prestigious competitive scholarships and participated in academic internships during the 2010-11 academic year.Dr. Jay and Emma Broming

The event recognized 26 of students who applied for competitive scholarships and fellowships, as well as 150 of students who completed academic internships.

Interim Provost Laurie Joyner delivered a welcome address and congratulated five students who were recognized for highly competitive awards, scholarships, and fellowships this year. They include Emma Broming Class of 2012 recently named as a recipient of a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship and Ashley Toth Class of 2012 recognized with a Goldwater honorable mention award.  The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,095 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.

Kari Smith, Class of 2012 (Hamilton Holt School), was awarded a 2011 Boren Scholarship for international study and is currently in Osaka, Japan.  Jennifer Collins Class of 2012, received an honorable mention awarded by the Udall Scholarship Foundation, and, Meghan Thomas Class of 2011 who has been chosen as a Fulbright alternate to South Korea. During the 2010-11 academic year Rollins students applied for competitive scholarships and fellowships such as the Boren, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Marshall, Truman, Udall and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate award.

Gequane Robinson, intern of the yearThis year, students enrolled in academic internships earned general elective credit and major/ minor credit in international business, critical media & cultural studies, psychology, biochemistry, computer science, and communications.  Rollins students also interned internationally in countries such as Spain, England, Hungary, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Venezuela, Jamaica, Jordan, and Argentina.

As part of the recognition ceremony Gequane Robinson Class of 2011, was honored as the “Intern of the Year” for completing six internships during her time at Rollins, and exhibiting professional and personal growth as result of her practical experiences. 

To learn more about Rollins’ academic internship program, visit the OAI website or contact Allisa Johnson at Students interested in competitive external scholarships and fellowships should contact Dr. Jay at or visit the Office of External and Competitive Scholarships website for more information.