Endowed Funds Supporting CES Internships

The CES Summer Grants and Internship program is made possible by generous donor support.  Please see descriptions of our internship endowments, below.

Thomas C. Black 1980 Fund for CES

The Thomas C. Black 1980 Fund for CES was established in 1990 in his memory by Tom’s family, friends, and classmates.  Tom Black (1958-1990) majored in physics and philosophy, with an environmental studies concentration, while at Williams. He was co-founder of the Williams Organization for Outdoor Living for Freshmen (WOOLF).  After receiving his MA in environmental systems analysis from Harvard and his PhD in groundwater hydrology from Stanford, Tom died in 1990 from AIDS-related complications.

The Black Fund provides grants enabling Williams students to pursue concentrated studies on environmental matters.  The purpose is intentionally broad to encourage a diverse range of projects in science, policy, and/or the humanities.

Conant Brewer Internship for CES

The W. Conant Brewer Internship for CES was established in 1983 by relatives of W. Conant Brewer 1918 in his memory. Brewer served in the U.S. Navy during World War I and had a long career in international shipping. This internship reflects his “international perspective developed during many years of extensive travel.”

Brewer internships are awarded each year to students for work on an environmental problem relating to ocean resource management or a problem that is international in scope.

Miranda Heller 1978 and Jerry Tone 1977 Environmental Studies Fund

The Miranda Heller 1978 and Jerry Tone 1977 Environmental Studies Fund (formerly the CES Student Research Fund) was established in 1992 to provide grants to students for projects associated with the Center’s ongoing research activities.

The purpose of the fund was expanded in 2008 to provide support not only to student internships, which was its original focus, but also winter study and other research and experiential educational opportunities in the areas of environmental studies and initiatives.

Andrew W. Mellon Grant

For use by CES in support of student research experience in various fields relating to environmental and natural resources.

Donald B. Miller Fund for CES

The Donald B. Miller Fund for CES was established in 1984 in memory of Donald B. Miller 1922, former publisher of The Berkshire Eagle.  Miller was a strong Williams supporter with a deep interest in outdoor recreation and the conservation and protection of the Berkshire environment.  The fund supports Center for Environmental Studies activities—including student internships—related to land use, parks, wetlands, and other ecologically important areas, especially those in Berkshire County.

John Hallowell Ohly 1933 Memorial Fund

The John Hallowell Ohly 1933 Memorial Fund was established in 1991 by his sons—Nick ’61, John, Jr. ’64, and Fred ’65—in memory of their father and his life-long interest in environmental issues and commitment to working toward solutions of world problems.  The Ohly Fund is used to assist a worthy student or students to obtain a deeper understanding of world environmental issues or to support projects aimed at contributing solutions to environmental problems.

Scheffey Fund for Environmental Studies

The Scheffey Fund for Environmental Studies was established in 1991 by Lewis Scheffey ’46, in honor of his brother, Andrew J. Scheffey ’50, the first director of the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, and the Scheffey family.  Andrew Scheffey (1928-2012) was an advocate for planning for the preservation and proper use of the public environment.   He served in an advisory role to many state and national environmental organizations, including as Program Chairman for the 1965 White House Conference on Natural Beauty.  Throughout his life, Scheffey spent his summers in the Berkshires.  The Scheffey Fund supports CES projects and an annual prize for a senior exhibiting extraordinary environmental leadership.

 Bernard M. Schuyler Memorial Internship

The Bernard M. Schuyler Memorial Internship Fund was established in 1997 by Dr. Andrew Schuyler ’72 in memory of his father, Bernard M. Schuyler, with a preference for conservation and ecology public service activities.  A physician, Dr. Schuyler works as an executive in the healthcare industry.  His son Adam Schuyler ’00 is a research scientist.