Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

Belvidere Heritage is proud to emphasize education in the work we do. We see local history and community engagement as integral parts of a lifetime of learning, and are honored to work with educators and students of all ages as volunteers, executive board members, scholarship recipients, and interns.

Black and white photograph of high school students from the early 20th century

 Bid to Educate Scholarships

Since the early years of the Victorian Days festival, the organizers have offered scholarships to senior high school students graduating from Belvidere High School and the surrounding area. Scholarships are funded completely from the proceeds of our Heritage Auction: Bid to Educate at Victorian Days, as well as generous donations to the scholarship fund. Please see this page for more information on how to contribute to the Heritage Auction.

Professional Writing Internship Sepia toned illustration from the early 20th century of a woman writing at her desk

Belvidere Heritage is thrilled that, starting in 2019, we have been continuing our work with students by offering an internship to college students in. Interns can expect to gain hands-on experience by helping maintain our website and social media, composing press releases and other public-facing communications, and contacting sponsors, vendors, entertainers, and other stakeholders in a range of professional writing situations. Although the internship is unpaid, the executive board is looking forward to working with students who would like to earn college credit for their internship.

Please see the description and application form for more details.