Summer Scholars Fellowship Program

Open to students in ALL majors, SSFP provides a funded summer opportunity to conduct research or engage in a creative project with a faculty mentor

About Us

The Summer Scholars Fellowship Program (SSFP) provides an opportunity for Baldwin Wallace University students to pursue research or other creative, scholarly work for 10 weeks during the summer under the close supervision of a Baldwin Wallace University faculty mentor. Summer Scholars students form an intellectual community with each other, the faculty advisors, and the Summer Scholars Fellowship Program staff, with weekly opportunities to discuss topics of interest and connect with off-campus guests and experts.

Summer Application Dates

Summer 2023 Applications Due: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Expected Award Notification: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Award Acceptance Notification Due: Monday, March 6, 2023

SSFP 2023 will run from May 22-July 28, 2023

Program Features of the SSP:

• The SSFP is open to students pursuing any major offered at Baldwin Wallace University and who are in good academic, BW disciplinary, and Title IX standing. Being a part of the Honors program is NOT a requirement.

• Student and faculty participants commit to full participation in a ten (10) week-intensive research/creative endeavor.

• Student participants in the SSFP pursue a research or creative project under the guidance and supervision of a faculty mentor. Although the faculty member may provide significant guidance in the development of a project topic, the student participant must play the leading role in the summer work.

• Participants engage in activities focused on professional development as well as social engagement, including weekly in-person meetings on relevant subjects.

• Student participants in the SSFP are awarded a $3,500 stipend and $500 allotment for supplies, services, or travel in direct support of the research project. Students can apply for up to an additional $150 in research support funding with a demonstration of significant need.

• Faculty participants in the SSFP are awarded a $1,800 summer stipend to support and mentor the student-researcher.

• Student participants are provided free campus housing during the ten (10) weeks of the summer program.

• The SSFP concludes with final presentations during the last week of the program. Student participants are also expected to present to the next year’s SSFP participants in April and feature their work at Ovation, the campus-wide celebration of scholarly and creative work held during the subsequent spring semester.

• SSFP participants may be asked to present their work at other on-campus and off-campus events to feature the program.

• SSFP participants will be asked to serve as SSFP Ambassadors to contribute to the recruitment efforts of future Summer Scholars.

Upcoming Information Sessions

2023 Information Sessions were mid-January. Please contact Dr. Laura Hopkins ( for any questions pertaining to the program or application process.

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Summer Scholars Program

275 Eastland Rd.
Berea OH 44017
United States