Application & Guidelines
To be eligible to apply for the STAR Scholars Program, students must:
- Be a first-year student
- Have an interest in research and be willing to commit to 35 hours/week of research for 10 weeks over the summer while residing in campus housing (provided by STAR)
To submit a complete application, students must:
Download Recommendation Form
New in 2017: The new online application will not be complete (and thus not able to be submitted) unless the applicant uploads all required documents (including two written statements and one recommendation). Please be sure to inform your recommender that they must return the recommendation to you prior to the application deadline so that you may submit your whole application in a timely manner. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
- It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all elements of his/her application (including the faculty recommendation) have been submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research prior to the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- No exceptions will be made for students who miss the deadline.
- 2017 STAR Scholars will be expected to be involved in research for the entire summer term (June 26, 2017 – September 5, 2017).
The STAR Scholars Application will open at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017. The application will close at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017.