Summer Scholars for Fine Arts
The Summer Scholars Program at Roanoke College is a grant program that enables qualified students to conduct intensive, independent research for eight to twelve weeks during the summer. To qualify, a student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must have completed 8 units of credit by the start of the grant period. Each summer scholar works with a faculty mentor who guides the project. Over the course of the summer, students and mentors meet for a series of colloquia to share ideas.
At the conclusion of the program, a day is set aside to showcase the work of the student scholars. In oral presentations, poster sessions, and research exhibits, they present the findings of their summer-long research, on projects that range from faces in sculpture to computer-assisted composition. The Summer Scholar award covers activation waiver for one unit of independent study, on-campus housing, and a stipend of $2500.
Examples of Past Summer Scholar Projects:
The Study and Modern Interpretation of Majolica Pottery
Kelsey Daniel | Professor Scott Hardwig (Art)--2010
The Music Culture of the Southern Appalachians: A Deeper Look into the Musical Happenings of Southwestern Virginia
Brittany Harrison | Dr. Gordon Marsh (Music)--2009
Uncovering the Quality of Inner Light in Cezanne's Paintings of Mount Sainte-Victoire
Jon Murrill | Professor Kate Shortridge (Art)--2008
The Spread of Caravaggio's Influence in Northern Europe in the Seventeenth Century
Kathryn Kelly Vernon | Dr. Jane Long (Art History) - 2006
Computer-assisted Composition: MIDI Sequencing as a Creative Vehicle
Patrick Fitzgibbon |Dr. Gordon Marsh (Music) - 2003
The Arkansaw Bear: Conceptualizing, Designing, and realizing a Summer Theatre Production
Eric Seelbach | Dr. Lisa Warren (Theatre) - 2003
Caillebotte and Degas: Odd Men Out in Impressionism
Jessica Sower | Dr. Jane Long (Art History) - 2002
Song Cycle as Genre in the 21st Century: Towards an Aesthetic Statement
Lyndsey Baker | Dr. Gordon Marsh (Music) - 2001
“Art doesn’t have to be just an object on the wall. It can move you or amuse you, or you can have an interaction with it that will change the way you look at something,” says Cassullo.