The Lawrence Scholarships in Experiential Learning are $2,000 scholarships that support CLA undergraduate students majoring/minoring in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies who have secured internships. These scholarships are awarded throughout the year once internships are secured and do not have any set application deadlines. For more information, contact Summer Carreño at email@example.com.
Shannon Chambers was awarded the Lawrence Scholarship in Summer 2022. She is a History major with a minor in AMES: Chinese Studies. Shannon is interning as a Chinese language tutor for 1st year, 2nd year, and Pre-AP learners at DeLaSalle High School, where she will help design and organize a film festival for Chinese language students.
Thomas Fabian was awarded the Lawrence Scholarship in Summer 2022. He is working towards earning a double major in Mathematics and AMES: Chinese Studies. Thomas’ internship is at DeLaSalle High School, where he will design learning activities leading toward a Chinese film festival in addition to organizing interviews and cultural performances.
Jennifer Chen was awarded the Lawrence scholarship in Spring 2022. She is majoring in Political Science and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus in Chinese. She is interning with the Hoglund Law Office as a bankruptcy intern. After graduation, she intends to attend law school with the goal of becoming an immigration or justice lawyer.
Lisa Lilyerd won a Lawrence Scholarship in Experiential Learning in Fall 2021. After graduating with a BA in Music with a minor in Korean Studies, Lisa intends to teach English in Korea. This Lawrence Scholarship will fund an internship at the Korean American Association of Minnesota, where Lisa will teach Korean to Korean American students.
Meg Hellerud won a Lawrence Scholarship in Experiential Learning for Fall 2021. She is majoring in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus in Chinese and is also Pre-Law. This scholarship will fund her internship at the Legal Rights Center. Their primary mission is to work with our communities to seek justice and promote racial equity for those to whom it has been historically denied. They do this by means of criminal defense, restorative justice, advocacy, and community education.
Casey Chang won a Lawrence Scholarship in Experiential Learning in Spring 2021. He is majoring in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus in Japanese. Casey has an internship at CRCC Asia, an organization that was founded in 2006 to provide opportunities for students and young professionals fresh out of college to gain work experience in various intercultural environments. Interning in Tokyo will allow him to gain direct work experience and connections in Japan as well as an opportunity to secure further employment.
Andy Columbus was awarded a Lawrence Scholarship in Experiential Learning in Fall 2020. He is majoring in Economics with minors in Management and Chinese. Andy has an internship at the Literacy Matters Foundation, a non-profit organization helping K-3 students in need of reading and writing assistance.
Ashley Agwatu was awarded the Lawrence scholarship in Fall 2020. She is a senior Global Studies major with a minor in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. She is interning with the Metro South Adult Basic Education as a teacher's assistant in one of their online English as a second language (ESL) classes. After graduation, she intends to pursue a career in teaching English abroad.