The Summer Scholar 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. 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. More information.
Examples of Past Summer Scholar Projects:
Adriana Quiros (Dr. Howard Warshawsky)
The Role of International Humanitarian Organizations in Global Human Rights: United Nations and Amnesty International
Matthew Browning (Dr. Heath Brown)
No Child Left Behind
Anne Whitesell (Dr. Heath Brown)
Interest Group Politics
Tim Price-O'Brien (Dr. Heath Brown)
Jessica Owens (Dr. Joshua Rubongoya)
Failure to Uphold Workers' Human Rights in Mexico: Lessons from the NAFTA for the CAFTA-DR
Olivia League (Dr. Todd Peppers)
Congress Members and Gun Control: Do Shooting-Related Focusing Events Influence Congress Member's Attitudes Towards Gun Regulation?
Haley Toresdahl (Dr. Todd Peppers)
Judicial Retention Elections and Judicial Impartiality: A Case Study of the Iowa Supreme Court