The Undergraduate Summer Scholar Program offers Dominican’s highest level of undergraduate research funding support. In the past two years, five Undergraduate Summer Scholars have received funding through the URSCI office or as Jared-Beach Summer Scholars, who are funded by Dr. Daniel Beach, professor in the psychology department, and his wife Cynthia Jared.

The typical summer scholar student receives a $2,000 stipend and a tuition waiver for three academic credits of undergraduate research (e.g., PSYC 495). Any Dominican undergraduate student in good standing who has completed his or her sophomore or junior year can apply to be a Summer Scholar. Sponsoring faculty members must be full-time members of the undergraduate or graduate faculty at Dominican University. Mentors receive a $500 stipend for their oversight of their student's project.

Scholar selection is based on the student’s academic merit and the quality of the proposed scholarly project. Scholarship recipients are required to present their independent scholarly and creative work at the annual URSCI Expo the following April.

The extended application deadline for Summer 2018 is April 1, 2018. Download the USSP application (pdf).

Visit More to Explore below to learn more about summer student research. You can see additional awards here: USSP awards (pdf)

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