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Apply to be a Summer Scholar

2020 Deadline

Due to abrupt changes in routines resulting from COVID-19, OUR is accepting applications for online projects for the 2020 Summer Scholars program until further notice!

Application Materials

Each application should be sent (with materials as .doc or .pdf attachments) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the deadline posted. Applications should include:

  1. A brief letter from a faculty mentor, stating:
    • They have discussed this opportunity with the student,
    • They are willing to serve as a mentor,
    • And this is either a 5-week research project or a 10-week research project
  2. A one-page proposal of the project's intended goals for the duration of the summer program.
    • Include a description of the project
    • List what you hope to accomplish in 5 or 10 weeks (e.g. a literature review, survey design, lab work, an annotated bibliography, draft of a creative work, etc.)

For examples of student work, or for more questions, call or email Hillary Richardson, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research (662-329-7334 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).