Honors Program seeks 2013 Summer Scholars

Photo of red plastic bucket and yellow scoop on sandy beachJuniors enrolled in the NIU Honors Program are eligible to apply for a distinctive summer program that paves the way to outstanding University Honors Capstone projects.

The University Honors Summer Scholars Program provides two recipients each summer with the time, financial support and faculty mentoring to pursue in-depth, meaningful research or artistry during the summer between their junior and senior years.

Recipients will receive $4,500 stipends to support them during nine weeks of intensive research or artistic work intended to jump start their University Honors Capstone projects.

Students are expected to approach their research or artistry as if it were a full-time job, devoting a minimum of 30 hours a week to their efforts for nine weeks. To guide them in that process, faculty mentors will help students develop a work plan for the summer. The mentor (or mentors) will also offer advice, teach research techniques and assist in other ways.

At the conclusion of the summer, students are required to submit their completed Honors Capstone proposals and five-page reflections on the work accomplished over the summer.

Applications are available online.

For more information, contact Jason Goode at (815) 753-9509 or jason@niu.edu.

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