Assistant Professor Lyon, Program Director
The Summer Scholar Program at Roanoke College is a grant program that enables qualified students to conduct intensive, independent research for eight to twelve weeks during the Summer. To qualify, a student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must have completed eight units of credit by the start of the grant period. Each Summer scholar works with a faculty mentor who guides the project. Over the course of the Summer, students and mentors meet for a series of colloquia to share ideas. At the conclusion of the program, a day is set aside to showcase the work of the student scholars. In oral presentations, poster sessions, and research exhibits, they present the findings of their Summer-long research, on projects that range from polymer synthesis to the culture of bullfighting in Spain. The Summer Scholar award covers activation waiver for one unit of independent study, on campus housing, and a stipend of $2500. Information is available on the College’s webpage.