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 free housing on campus (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.
Students may begin working on their projects as early as May 24, 2014 and must end their projects by August 8, 2014.
Applications for research projects to be carried out over summer 2014 are due on Friday, February 21, 2014.
Winners of Young Scholars grants are automatically eligible to receive free basic housing in an on-campus dormitory during the summer (if needed) -- BUT YOU MUST APPLY FOR A HOUSING GRANT by Friday, February 21, 2014. If you are interested in staying on campus as you work on your Young Scholars research project, be sure to apply for a Summer Housing Grant. 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.