Inamori Intern Scholarship


Inamori Intern Scholarship Award  

Introduction and Purpose:

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce the establishment and sponsorship of the Inamori Intern Scholarship.  First launched in 2009/2010 under the direction of Dr. Shannon E. French, Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, the $2500 annual funding is awarded to one (1) CWRU student - undergraduate, graduate, or professional, who most exemplifies the ideals of global ethical leadership through academic excellence, character, and extracurricular activities.  The award extends from October thru April and is eligible to any student candidate meeting the defined criteria. 

Scholarship Requirements:

The recipient of the Inamori Intern Scholarship will be required to work 6-10 hours per week at the Inamori Center, occasionally attend and assist with Center events, and maintain membership in the Global Ethical Leaders Society (GELS).   

Criteria for Eligibility:

    • Financial/hour eligibility:  Students may only work a total of 20 hours per week at CWRU for all jobs combined whether work-study or non-work-study.  Therefore, the approximate six (6) hours per week as the Inamori Intern combined with any other campus work may not cause a student to exceed 20 hours per week.
    • Skill and experience:  Students will be evaluated on ability to provide staffing support based on skill level and previous experience, as necessary for the upcoming year’s events and needs of the Center.  Experience may include but is not limited to clerical, computer/technical, research, etc.
    • The student must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.  Preference will be given to students majoring in philosophy, bioethics, international studies, or another academic field that relates to the work done by the Inamori Center.

Application Procedure:

    • Submit your current resume
    • One (1) faculty recommendation letter is required.
    • One-page paper of what “ethics and excellence” means to you, how you believe the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will benefit by awarding you the Inamori Intern Scholarship, and how you hope to benefit from the experience.

Please send completed application file of documents to Ms. Gail Papay as indicated on the bottom of the application or email to or fax 216-368-4455. 


    • There will be a call for scholarship applications late August with a deadline of September 15th. 
    • A file screening and an interview process will be held from mid to late April.
    • The award winner will be informed prior to the end of September.
    • Upon notification of award, the student intern will report to the Inamori Center for paperwork completion, the definition of a flexible work schedule, and assignments.


Monica Schager named the 1st Inamori Intern:

Monica Schager was awarded the first Inamori Internship in the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University during the academic year of 2009/2010. By her academic excellence, character, and extra-curricular involvement, Monica exemplifies the qualities of student ethical leadership that the Inamori Center strives to promote in its many activities of outreach to the CWRU student body.

Monica is a senior International Studies and Economics double major and French minor at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to her Internship at the Inamori Center, Monica is a member of the Global Ethical Leadership Society (GELS). She is also the Vice President of the Wolstein Society, an honor society for seniors in the Weatherhead School of Management, as well as an active member of her sorority, Phi Mu. Monica studied abroad in Paris during her junior year and hopes to return to France upon graduation for a Teaching Assistantship in one of its several overseas departments. Monica’s current research for her International Studies Senior Colloquium is focused on Turkey’s bid to join the European Union. Ultimately, Monica would like to work for either the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer or with a non-governmental international organization where she can promote diplomatic or commercial resolutions to inter- or intrastate crises.