Do you know that students who seek help for their difficult classes are more likely to do better in the classroom and improve as much as one whole letter grade? UST offers academic assistance and tutoring in the following areas:
Writing Center - https://www.stthomas.edu/writing/
Math and Chemistry - http://www.stthomas.edu/marc/tutoringinformation/
Foreign Languages - http://www.stthomas.edu/mcl/studentresources/
Other Departmental Tutoring – Each department offers tutoring, some have regular hours and others are individually arranged. Please contact department for details.
Your professor is generally your best resource to help you figure out why you are struggling and develop strategies to succeed in that particular class. If you need more help or direction, call Academic Counseling at 651.962.6300. For Disability Resources click here.
University of St. Thomas Research Opportunities
Excel! Research Scholars Program http://www.stthomas.edu/excel/
The Excel! Research Scholars Program is a post-baccalaureate achievement program designed to encourage degree-seeking, first-generation college students and students with U.S. military status at the University of St. Thomas, Concordia University-St. Paul, Hamline University, Macalester College, or St. Catherine University to pursue their graduate degrees. The program provides advanced research and professional experience, advanced writing seminars, presentation workshops, professional development activities, graduate admission examination training, guided academic and career support, and workshops dedicated to prepare students for graduate study.
Undergraduate Research Grant Programs http://www.stthomas.edu/urcs/
Students can receive support for collaborative study during the academic year (Collaborative Inquiry Grants) or during the summer (Young Scholars Grants and Community-Based Research Grants), and can also receive funding to live on campus while conducting summer research (Summer Housing Grants), travel to conduct research (Student Research Travel Grants) present papers at academic conferences (Student Conference Travel Grants).
Mayo Innovation Scholars Program
The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate science and business/economics students, along with a small group of graduate students, to conduct research on new product ideas and innovations developed by physicians and other professionals at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Luann Dummer Undergraduate Fellowship for Research on Topics Related to Women http://www.stthomas.edu/ldcw/grantopportunites/undergraduatefellowship/
The Luann Dummer Center for Women offers an undergraduate fellowship to students who will conduct research on topics related to girls and/or women. Proposals are accepted from students in all academic disciplines who will be juniors or seniors during the year of the fellowship. Students must be enrolled at UST during most or all of this time period
Other Research Opportunities
Princeton in Africa seeks to develop young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement. To accomplish this, we offer opportunities for service through fellowships with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. http://www.princetoninafrica.org/about/our-mission/
The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service. http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/
This Public Policy Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date a paid, nine-month fellowship. This fellowship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. http://chci.org/programs/public_policy_fellowship/
Leadership Alliance has encouraged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue research careers in the academic, public and private sectors. http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/
The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases participants’ competitiveness as candidates for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. Additionally, this program encourages participants to pursue a Ph.D. or the joint M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology. Applicants from diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. http://amgenscholars.berkeley.edu/
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. http://www.btaa.org/students/srop/introduction