Student Summer Scholar Program

Would you rather flip hamburgers (or paint houses or mow lawns) or spend a summer on the Roanoke campus using your mind? Would you like to get paid $2,500 (and free housing and independent study credit) for feeding your curiosity?

Roanoke's Summer Scholar Program is designed for serious students who want to use their summers wisely and work one-on-one with faculty. Every year, students compete for selection to receive one of the summer scholarships. "When selecting Summer Scholars, a group of faculty from across the college review student research proposals and have hard choices to make because of the large number of highly qualified applicants," says Dr. Julie Lyon, Director of Student-Faculty Research and Assistant Professor of Business Administration. For Summer Scholars, the experience continues into the fall, as every student presents their project during Family Weekend in late September. A good salary. A mind-expanding summer. A chance to strut your stuff. It all adds up.

Roanoke students also frequently present their research work at regional and national professional conferences.  Most summer scholars present their work at such conferences in addition to the on-campus Showcase of Research & Creativity. Dr. Chris Lassiter, Director of Undergraduate Research may be contacted at:, (540) 375-2460, 406E Life Science.

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