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Research Scholars Overview

 

The purpose of the program is to provide student scholars the opportunity to join a premier undergraduate research community and experience an education where discovery is central to their learning environment. The University Scholars Program is a four-year program that moves students from having limited experience and exposure in a field to the point where they engage, discover, and create on their own under the advisement of a faculty mentor. University Scholars will acquire a deep understanding of research or creative processes, master the knowledge and skills in their selected field of study, and with the guidance of a faculty mentor, have the opportunity to produce original work. As part of this program, the Scholars will be awarded a scholarship and a research assistantship, working closely with an assigned faculty member. University Scholars will be required to disseminate their work, and where appropriate, submit their work for publication.

 

Scholarships

Annual Research Assistantship Scholarships*

Year 1: $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester)
Year 2: $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester)
Year 3: $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester)
Year 4: $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester)

*The scholarships will be in addition to any scholarships earned or research grants awarded.

Minium Scholarship Requirements

  1. Maintain a full-time course load (at least 12 credit hours)
  2. Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  3. Earn a C or higher in WSU 1560 (required course during first-semester of the first-year) entitled Research, Creativity, and Exploration Among the Disciplines.**
  4. Enroll in a one-credit hour research assistantship course during the spring semester. Dr. Therese Grijalva will provide course details and enrollment information. The course will be held bi-monthly, every other Thursday at 4:30 pm.
  5. A letter of reappointment from a faculty mentor: the faculty mentor will comment on the Scholar's commitment, responsibility, and motivation.

**WSU 1560 is a 3-credit hour class that will earn the student credit for two general education requirements: Humanities (HU) and Social Sciences (SS)

Application Process