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 2015 are due on Friday, February 20, 2015.
Please Note: The Undergraduate Research Grant Programs have undergone siginificant changes. Please read all instructions and guidelines very carefully!
Concerning Summer Housing
Winners 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 27, 2015. 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.