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/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.


The inaugural cohort of the Emerging Scholars Program consists of five students and five faculty mentors for academic year 2019-2020, with plans for growth in the future. Read more about our inaugural cohort and their research on our Cohort Profiles page!


Interested in becoming an Emerging Scholar?

Application for 2020-2021 Emerging Scholars 

Eligibility Requirements: Admitted, incoming First-Year Student who identifies as an underrepresented student in higher education or their field of study. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us or your CSBSJU admissions counselor. 

Interested in becoming a Faculty Mentor?

Call for Proposal 2020

Faculty Mentor Application