About the Program

The Excel! Research Scholars Program is a post-baccalaureate achievement program that prepares undergraduate students for successful completion of the baccalaureate degree, while preparing undergraduate students to apply to, be competitive for and excel in graduate school.  Excel! Research Scholars are committed to social change and seek to achieve social justice through scholarship and research. 

As an Excel! Research Scholar, you will:

  • Complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor and present your findings at local and national conferences.
  • Receive advanced research, writing, and presentation training, Graduate Record Exam preparation, academic and career coaching, and assistance in applying to graduate school.
  • Receive room and board on the University of St. Thomas campus during an 8-week Summer Research Institute.
  • Earn a $3,500 merit-based stipend, paid throughout the summer and academic year.
  • Receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement for visits to potential graduate schools.

Form more information about the Excel! Research Scholars Program, please contact Cynthia Fraction at frac2792@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5960.

University of St. Thomas
Excel! Research Scholars Program 5th Annual Summer Research Symposium


You are invited to attend the
Excel! Research Scholars Program 5th Annual
Summer Research Symposium
Thursday, July 27, 2017
McNeely Hall 100
University of St.Thomas
Part One: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Part Two: Noon to1:30 p.m.
All are welcome!
A lite lunch will be provided: 11:30 a.m.- Noon
Please RSVP your attendance!
Thank you!