Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Awards provide financial support to enable a small
number of Princeton
University sophomores to
pursue worthy projects that provide important opportunities for personal
growth, foster independence, creativity, and leadership skills, and broaden or
deepen some area of special interest.
It is required that the project will take eight
weeks or more of the summer.
projects have included:
programs or projects in the creative arts such as film making and creative
of study that DON'T satisfy academic requirements at Princeton or independent
travel* and exploration designed to fulfill a goal
for participation in formal “structured” programs generally receive less
In accordance with the travel rules regarding university
funds, all award recipients will be required
to register all overnight travel in the online university travel database
Failure to adhere to this regulation will result in forfeiture of the
award. *Travel should not be to
destinations listed on the State Department’s Travel Warning list (see the same
current sophomores at Princeton
University who wish to
pursue a summer project are eligible to apply. Applicants' academic records,
while not of primary importance, will be considered together with those extracurricular
activities which reflect personal initiative and commitment. Selections will be
based on the worthiness of the project and its particular value to the
individual. The award is intended to allow students the freedom to pursue areas
of personal interest that they might otherwise be unable or unlikely to explore
Martin A. Dale '53 awards carry a stipend of $4,000. Students receiving Princeton
grant aid who win the award will have their expected summer earnings replaced.
(Please note: The $4,000 stipend is treated as taxable income by the Internal
MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES
will be available at the information meeting held in the residential colleges.
You can also download the
application form (.doc) on-line.
Completed applications must be returned to
the applicant's residential college office by Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (by 5 pm). Applications are reviewed by faculty
and staff selection committees in each college, and the most competitive
candidates are invited to an interview. Each college designates one award
winner from among its applicants and nominates a second student for
consideration in a central pool. The
selection from the central pool is made by the Dean of the College Office.
designates one award winner from among its applicants and nominates a second
student for consideration in a central pool. The selection from the central
pool is made by the Dean of the College Office. The number of award winners
selected from the central pool depends upon available funds. Students are
notified of the results of the competition around March 13, 2013.
For further information,
please contact Patrick Caddeau (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of studies,
An information session on the Dale will be held in the
Forbes lounge on WED, 12/12 at 6:30 pm.
If you have additional questions you
can call 8-6094 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Caddeau.