James A. Finnegan Award

Scholarship Description

$1,500.00 for the James A. Finnegan Award; additional individual $1,000 awards; honorable mentions as recommended.

Placement in a named summer internship in state government.

Finnegan Interns also earn weekly salaries paid by state agencies during their state government employment.

The internships are named for the late James A. Finnegan and other men and women who have made important contributions to the “art of government” in Pennsylvania.

Summer Experience:

Students are assigned positions in state government. These internships may be in the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of government. Interns attend seminars with leading elected or appointed public officials and key media personnel. In order to receive the monetary awards, applicants MUST be available to secure an internship during the summer for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks, generally beginning in late May and ending mid to late August.


Undergraduates, who at the time of essay submissions, are attending accredited Pennsylvania colleges/universities and Pennsylvania residents attending accredited colleges/universities elsewhere, who have completed at least 1 semester, are eligible to apply.

Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 1000

Max Award: 1500

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization The James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation
3332 Ridgeway Street
Reading, PA 19605

Contact Person: Mr. William Baer, Administrator

Phone: 610-929-4582

Fax: 610-921-3075