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Barrett Student Summer Development Program

About Scholarship

The Barrett Summer Development Program provides Barrett students with the opportunity to pursue academic programs and experiences that can enhance their education during the summer. This funding must be used for a defined program as outlined in the application (e.g. internship, volunteer, research, etc.). This funding is not applicable for study abroad programs, such as Global Intensive Experiences or faculty-directed summer programs.
Program participation can vary in length.


Students may receive funding for international domestic programs as follows:

Support Amounts:

  • Up to $1,500 for international programs
  • Up to $1,000 for domestic programs


  • Funding is disbursed at the start of the Summer Session A
  • If the student is not enrolled in summer classes at ASU, they receive the funding through Accounts Payable as a direct payment
  • If the student is enrolled in summer classes, the funding is posted to their student account


  • Funding requests cannot cover tuition and fees

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a current student enrolled in Barrett, The Honors College, and in good standing
  • Summer programs must be academic in nature where students will receive direct, supervised training. The programs can be either: 
    • Established – a program in response to a need by site supervisor or company
    • Created – the program is a result of a student who desires to work with a particular company/institution and will work with a site supervisor or company to establish a work plan with defined goals
    • Must provide documentation of your summer program (ex. offer letter or email) for your application to be considered
  • Selected Awardees may be invited to share their experiences with Barrett leadership and fellow Barrett students during an organized program or even the following academic year

International travel

Important: If your plan for this funding includes international travel, you are required to:

  • 45 days before departure, notify the Senior Director-Global Initiatives, Jason Briggs, regarding your international travel plans and share all details, i.e. location, dates, housing, transportation, activities, etc.
  • 30 days before departure, personally register as an Individual ASU Traveler for the duration of the trip
  • If traveling to a high-risk destination, obtain approval for your travel from the ASU International Travel Advisory Committee

Definition of “High Risk” Destination:

A country and/or area is designated as a “High Risk Destination” if any of the following conditions apply:

  • A current Travel Advisory (Level 3) has been issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • A current Travel Health Warning (Level 3) has been issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • A destination that has a current Crisis24 Security Assessment rating of 4/5
  • A destination that has a current Riskline Security Rating of 4/5
  • ASU travel to a country/area
Student holding a sea turtle on the beach
Olivia Roush, a Barrett sophomore, used the summer development fund to participate in biological research with leatherback turtles in Trinidad and Tobago. She is pictured holding a hatchling, before sending it out to sea.

How to apply

Applications for Summer 2024 will open on February 1, 2024 in the Barrett Portal.

Application deadlines

  • International travel: Applications close on March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. MST
  • Domestic travel: Application close on April 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. MST

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Travel scholarship

Students applying for the Barrett Summer Development Program will also be considered for the following travel scholarship:

Lily K. Sell Global Experience Scholarship ($1,000): The Lily Sell Global Experience Scholarship supports underrepresented Barrett students studying abroad or having a global internship experience.

Donor preference: Preference is given to Asian students at Barrett, the Honors College.