We are proud to offer the inaugural C.H. Cramer Intern Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. The summer funding award of $3,000 will allow an outstanding undergraduate student to pursue an exciting summer work experience of their choice.

The C.H. Cramer award is made possible by an anonymous donor, to honor the legacy of award-winning historian Clarence Henley Cramer (1902 – 1983), who taught History at Western Reserve College and authored eight books, including his beloved history of the Cleveland Public Library, Open Shelves, Open Minds (1972). A rigorous teacher, Cramer inspired his students to write provocatively and speak persuasively.

Cramer also authored the definitive biography of Newton D. Baker, who won the Cleveland mayoral election in 1911, co-founded the storied law firm Baker Hostetler in 1916, and served as the United States’ Secretary of War during the final years of World War I, under President Woodrow Wilson.

The Cramer fellowship is merit-based. Recipients must be a declared undergraduate humanities major at CWRU with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75.


Recipients Internship Site Major(s)
2023 Emma Carson ’24 Event Intern
The Lakewood Project
Lakewood, Ohio
Music Education
2022 Shanice Gitau ’23 Foreign Affairs Intern
U.S. Department of State
American Embasy in Quito, Ecuador
International Studies
2021 Michaela Pennebaker ’24
Health Sciences Research Intern
University of Catlifornia (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA
Cognitive Science
2020 Zineb Benkirane ’21
Carbon Group Global
Strategic Investment Intern
Quito, Ecuador
International Studies


There is one central application for all of the Baker-Nord Center’s Summer Funding Opportunities, including the Humanities@Work Summer Stipends, the Feldman Grants, and the C.H. Cramer Fellowships. Please visit our Summer Funding Application page for complete guidelines and instructions to apply. That page also includes some helpful resources, including budget- and resume-writing tips, what to expect if you win an award, and more information about how the stipends are disbursed.