1. SHORT ESSAY: Please tell us what you know about the program you have selected, how it fits into your future plans, and what you hope to achieve during this summer program? (Please attach your essay below in a word doc, pdf, or similar file format.) Refer to Scholarship Provisions. Scholarships are awarded to students who wish to do field work beyond their regular academic requirements at a U.S. institution. The work may award credit, but it must be in addition to required credits. The summer program field work may take place in North, Central or South America. In the case of two students with equal qualifications, preference would be given to the student whose field work lies within the 50 states.