Orrin G. Hatch Scholars Program

Educating and empowering the next generation of leaders is central to the mission of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation. To that end, the Foundation has established the Orrin G. Hatch Scholars Program, which awards scholarships to students from across the country who demonstrate academic excellence, personal integrity, and a commitment to public service.

This scholarship is offered to undergraduate students who have secured an internship in our nation’s capital. It is designed to help students get the most from their DC experience and to learn more about the impact of Senator Hatch’s leadership along the way. In pursuit of that goal, scholarship recipients will submit an essay at the conclusion of their internship describing what they learned at an event or activity they attended in Washington related to the Senator’s legacy. Legacy areas of interest include but are not limited to: the judiciary, health care, religious liberty, finance and trade, intelligence, and public lands.

Eligibility Requirements

■ US Citizen

■ Undergraduate student at a US school in good academic standing

■ Accepted to an internship program in Washington, DC, in one of the following fields: public administration, public policy, law, public relations, or political science.

Scholarship Purpose

Orrin G. Hatch Scholarship awards are intended to be used toward costs associated with internships, including tuition, transportation, rent, and living expenses.

Application Deadlines

November 1, 2020 for Winter 2021 Internships

March 1, 2021 for Spring/Summer 2021 Internships

July 1, 2021 for Fall 2021 Internships

Selection Process

Awards will be based on the quality of the application, academic record, and personal achievements. Finalists will be interviewed by phone before scholarship recipients are selected. All applicants will be notified by email, regardless of the final decision (April 1 for spring/summer internships, August 1 for fall internships, December 1 for winter internships).

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