CIWEA's Bernard L. Hyink Student Scholarship

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Each year, students who have participated in internship and work experience programs managed by CIWEA members (colleges, universities, or employers) are eligible to apply for the Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship. Students apply through a CIWEA member on their campus or internship/work site by submitting an essay that describes how their academic internship, co-op, or work experience has influenced their career choice.  Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded to one 4-year and one 2-year college recipient at the CIWEA Annual Conference in Spring.


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Who was Bernard L. Hyink?

Dr. Bernard L. Hyink, or “Bernie” to those who knew or worked with him, was a past president (1976-77) of CIWEA (then known as the California Cooperative Education & Internship Association or CCEIA) and a past president (1980-81) of the national Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA). He was a professor of Political Science at California State University, Fullerton where, additionally, he founded and was Director of the Center for Internships and Cooperative Education.

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