Student Summer Scholars Application Process

The application is a collaborative effort between the potential student scholar and faculty mentor. A student may propose a research or creative project to a faculty member or a faculty member may actively recruit a student for full-time work during the twelve-week spring/summer session.

We will be accepting 2015 S3 Applications beginning on November 3, 2014. Please apply online by January 23, 2015. The online application system opens November 3, 2014 and closes at 11:59 PM, January 23, 2015. There will be NO administrative support after 5:00 PM. PLEASE NOTE: Your application is incomplete if you have not uploaded your application document. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDEREDNO DEADLINE EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED. You should receive an email confirming your application submission. If you do not receive an email, then your submission has not been made. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your submission.


To review the application used for the 2015 process, please refer to the Text Application. Please also review the Scoring Rubric URC will use to assess the applications. Traditionally, the application has six sections:

  • Project Goals/Scope
  • Student Narrative: Qualifications and Motivation
  • Faculty Narrative: Quality of Student Learning Experience
  • Project Feasibility
  • Commitment to Project
  • Dissemination Plan

Student Eligibility
The program is available to undergraduate students at GVSU who have not yet completed the requirements for graduation. It is expected that the student will be enrolled at GVSU as an undergraduate for at least one full semester of study beyond the period of the award.

Faculty Eligibility*
All tenured, tenure-track, visiting, and affiliate GVSU faculty are eligible to sponsor S3 students. Faculty will commit an appropriate portion of their time to effectively and actively mentor a student; they will be expected to have a limited teaching load for Spring/Summer semester.

*Faculty are expected to disclose any, pending or successful, applications for additional funding during the Spring/Summer Semester.