The Grants and Research Office is soliciting applications for admission to the first annual Excel! Research Scholars Program Summer Research Institute that will be held from June 10 to Aug. 2 on the University of St. Thomas campus.

The Excel! Research Scholars Program supports first-generation undergraduate students and U.S. military veterans who are interested in pursuing graduate studies following graduation. Students who are admitted to the program are awarded maintenance stipends and free room and board to conduct advanced research during the summer.

In addition, Excel! Scholars receive extensive tutoring to enhance writing and test-taking skills, participate in graduate school preparatory workshops, and present their research at local and national scholarly conferences.

Applications and additional information are available for students who wish to apply for the summer 2013 program.

The application deadline is Friday, April 12.