Young Scholars Grants

The Young Scholars Program awards individual grants to undergraduate students at the University of St. Thomas, who are interested in spending an entire summer working closely with a professor on a significant research project or creative activity.  These grants are designed to give students the time and resources they need for meaningful reflection and in-depth inquiry into a problem or issue of interest both to them and their faculty mentor.

Successful applicants to this program receive a summer stipend of $4,000 and a $700 on-campus housing stipend (if needed) from the end of May to the middle of August.  Young Scholars are expected to work on their research projects full-time over the course of at least 10 weeks.  Faculty mentors will receive a stipend of $750.

Applications for research projects to be carried out over summer 2016 are due on Friday, February 19, 2016.

Please Note: The Undergraduate Research Grant Programs have undergone siginificant changes. Please read all instructions and guidelines very carefully!

Concerning Summer Housing

Recipients of Young Scholars grants are automatically eligible to receive a $700 stipend towards basic housing in an on-campus dormitory during the summer (if needed) -- BUT YOUNG SCHOLAR APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR A HOUSING GRANT by Friday, February 26, 2016 to be elibile for this.  If you are interested in staying on campus as you work on your Young Scholars research project, be sure to fill out a  Student Housing Grant Application. If you do not submit a housing grant application with your Young Scholars grant, you will not be eligible to receive a Summer Housing Grant.

GRO Staff Contact

Kristin Walters
Coordinator, Publications
Aquinas Hall 324

Application Form