Be a Summer Scholar Fellow

The Summer Scholar Fellowship is a high-impact opportunity for students to carry out original research, a creative project, or service learning project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Fellows are awarded room and board during a five-week summer term to complete their fellowship.

Junior and senior (60 credit hours or more) undergraduate students in good standing are welcome to apply.

The benefits of being a Summer Scholar Fellow include:

  • learning in-depth a topic you’re excited and passionate about
  • clarifying career goals
  • enhancing resume or portfolio
  • strengthening intellectual independence and self-confidence
  • developing project management skills
  • joining a community of scholars and building trusted relationships with faculty and fellow students

What do Summer Scholar Fellows do?

The Summer Scholar Fellowship is full-time and on-campus. Fellows should dedicate about 40 hours per week to their project for the five-week summer term.

Fellows are expected to complete several stages of project development including:

  • creating a project proposal with clear and realistic goals
  • preparing a timeline
  • meeting with library staff
  • meeting weekly with faculty mentor
  • meeting weekly with other fellows to discuss projects and socialize
  • submitting weekly progress reports to their faculty mentor and the Director of Undergraduate Research that document activities, setbacks, challenges, and successes.
  • submitting project to Director of Undergraduate Research at end of summer term
  • presenting, performing, or publishing the project by the end of the following academic year

Students have the option to pursue PREX 401 (a non-credit hour bearing course that satisfies the PRE requirement) for completing a Summer Scholar Fellowship project.

Applications and mentor endorsements will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Research Advisory Board (URAB). Contact the Dr. Elizabeth Amato, Director of Undergraduate Research, at [email protected] if you have any questions.