Emerging Scholars Program

The Emerging Scholars (ES) Program is a one-of-its-kind program designed to provide first-years students that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education or their field of study to three high-impact practices over the course of their first year at CSB and SJU: undergraduate research, learning in community, and meaningful on-campus student employment.

Students selected to become Emerging Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor who is committed to working with underrepresented students and to our program’s mission of making undergraduate research accessible to students from all backgrounds and abilities. Students selected to be an Emerging Scholar are offered a full-time, paid, on-campus research position (10-12 hours per week) for the entire academic year under the mentorship of a faculty mentor. Emerging Scholars assist their faculty mentor with hands-on research or creative work, participate in personal and professional development and networking opportunities, and are part of a unique learning community of students and faculty that fosters their sense of belonging on campus. Faculty mentors participating in the program also receive ongoing professional development and a stipend for the meaningful time they invest with their mentee.

Interested in becoming a Faculty Mentor?

  • Call for proposals will be available in early spring semester.
  • Applications due by April 15.

Interested in becoming an Emerging Scholar?

Application for 2023-2024 Cohort is now open.

Priority deadline is June 15.
Eligibility requirements:
  • First-Year or Second-Year Transfer Students
  • Identify as part of an underrepresented student population in higher education or their field of study
  • Have an interest in learning more about research or creative work
  • Excited about engaging in hands-on learning outside of the classroom

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us.

Apply Today
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch
Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars
Experience Hub
CSB Clemens A116
[email protected]