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MAFEL will award up 4 $500 scholarships for students participating in an unpaid internship. Students who identify as belonging to any population that may experience limited access to internship opportunities are highly encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must:

1. Be enrolled at a MAFEL affiliated school and/or participating in an internship at a MAFEL affiliated site.
2. Be a currently enrolled student.
3. Has an internship site confirmed for spring semester. 
4. Be participating in an unpaid internship.
5. Have a confirmed position that is at least 3-months (12 weeks) in duration.
6. Work a minimum of 8 hours per week.

Priority will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and are participating in their first internship. 

Up to four $500 scholarships will be awarded. The application deadline for spring semester is Friday, December 13, 2020.

To access the scholarship application:
MAFEL members may access the scholarship application through this link: 
MAFEL Scholarship Application

If you have trouble accessing the application, please email us at

2019-2020 scholarship recipients 


name school internship site

Nikolas Cody-O'Neill Saint Mary's University Boston Scientific (through Genesys Works)
David Edgerton Howard University Minnesota Children's Museum
Elizabeth Lynn Carleton College Minnesota Children's Museum
Caroline Hopcia Minneapolis Community & Technical College Xcel Energy (through Genesys Works)