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. Learn more about the program.
Examples of Past Summer Scholar Projects:
Complexity, Simplicity, Goodness and Knowledge in Ontological Equivocity
Adam Hankins (Religion and Philosophy)| Dr. Hans Zorn
Copyright and Common Good: the Philosophy of Intellectual Property in the New Millenium
James Bennett (Philosophy)| Dr. Jennifer Maclean
Hiroshima: the Ethics of a Nuclear Event
Houston Johnson (Religion and Philosophy)| Dr. Ned Wisnefsky
The Primacy of the Gospel in the Early Catholic Church
Anna Minor (Religion)| Dr. Paul Hinlicky
Dr. Robert Benne has written his sixth book, Reasonable Ethics: A Christian Approach to Social, Economic, and Political Concerns.