Summer Scholars Program
The Summer Scholars Program enables selected undergraduates, generally sophomores and juniors, to conduct in-depth research or creative work with University faculty. Students in the Summer Scholars Program work on their projects full-time for ten weeks in the summer and continue to complete three credits' worth of research in the following academic year. Research and creative work is generally completed under the close supervision of a faculty member. The research done during the academic year may be part of the senior thesis for the Degree with Distinction or Honors Degree with Distinction. Each Scholar will receive a stipend of $3,500.
There are four different divisions under the Summer Scholars program:
- Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars
- Life Sciences Scholars (Except with regards to the application, this program is grouped with the Science and Engineering program)
- Science & Engineering
NOTE: Students apply to the scholar program according to the department of their faculty advisor; if you are unsure about which department your faculty member belongs to, please click here.
Information and deadlines about the 2014 Summer Scholars Program
|Notification of acceptance/decline||Student acceptance deadline||
|Required attendance events- Spring 2014|
|Science & Engineering & Life Sciences||March 4, 2014||March 28, 2014||April 10, 2014||
April 15 & 16 (4-5 pm)
Scholar Poster- April 24(2-4:30 pm) & Senior Thesis Symposium - May 3 (9-12:30)
Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
|March 4, 2014||April 11, 2014||April 18, 2014||April 21 & 22 (4-5 pm)||Senior Thesis Symposium -May 3 (9-12:30)|
The Summer Scholars Program runs from Monday, June 9 - Friday, August 15, 2014.
For more information about the specific Summer Scholars programs, students should consult the handbook for their scholar program (see side menu or click on your program from the list above). In general, the requirements for each program are similar; however, there are some subtle yet important differences.
Interested students are also encouraged to make an advisement appointment at the URP office (firstname.lastname@example.org).