Apply to be a 2020 Humanities and Sciences Summer Scholar!


Contributed by Rachel Balzano

 The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 H&S Summer Scholars Program.


The H&S Summer Scholars Program provides paid positions in the summer for H&S students in all majors to engage full-time in research, scholarship, or creative inquiry projects in collaboration with an H&S faculty mentor. Scholars are paid $11.80/hour for 8-10 weeks of full-time work (37.5 hours/week) between May 26 and August 14; subsidized campus housing is also available.


“Summer Scholars has given me the opportunity to create a project that will propel me into my future after college. During that process I have been able to work on my investigative skills, my writing, and my ability to communicate my thoughts to others. Having so much freedom also allowed me to realize how I work best, which translates into other aspects of my life. Overall, the Summer Scholars program made me a better student, academic, and person.” – A recent Summer Scholar

All H&S students apply to the H&S Summer Scholars via an online application. Complete information on eligibility and program requirements, as well as links to the online application, are available on the H&S Summer Scholars webpage


Students applying to the program will be considered for all available positions. Most of the positions in the program are open to all H&S students, regardless of need. A few positions, such as those supported by the Dana Internship program or the Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award, require students to be financial aid eligible, but no additional application materials are required to be considered for these awards. For full consideration, students must have a FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services by February 1 to receive consideration for positions supported by these programs.


The deadline for submission is Monday, February 10, at noon. 
Decisions will be announced no later than March 6, 2020.


We’re hosting our first information session in the next few weeks and will announce other dates soon:

Thursday, December 5, 12:10-1pm in Friends 210

Recent Scholars will be on hand to share their experiences, and we’ll review application requirements and program expectations.

For more information, contact the H&S Dean’s office at

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Rachel Balzano at or 607-274-3409. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.