Summer Scholars

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:

Samantha Garst (Dr. Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef)
The war is over, but will they come? A panel study of FDI in countries recovering from civil conflict

 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)
Tax Policy

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





Learn more about the program .