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Sophomore/Transfer Student Entry to the Monroe Scholars Program

First-year students or transfer students applying for a Charles Center Summer Research Grant may choose to be considered for admission into the Monroe Scholars Program, and between 10-20 students will be selected. They will receive a $3,000 Monroe Scholar Summer Research Grant (instead of a Charles Center Summer Research Grant) to carry out their research project during the summer and present at the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. Starting in the fall, new Monroe Scholars will also have access to all the benefits of the Monroe Scholars Program such as the Monroe Speaker series and social events.


  • First-year students
  • transfer students graduating no earlier than Spring 2025

Students will be selected on the basis of:

  • Strong research project proposal with faculty mentor support (see full criteria)
  • Potential for growth and development in their chosen research area
  • Potential to contribute as a member of the vibrant and inclusive community of Monroe Scholars 

Students not selected for the Monroe Scholars Program will still be considered for Charles Center Summer Research Grants.

 Page updated 08/23