The Student Scholarly Engagement (SSE) Program

Gettysburg College seeks to build a scholarly community by engaging and supporting students in research and creative pursuits inside and outside of the classroom, the goal being to develop within those students intellectual curiosity, a capacity for contemplating deeper questions, and a commitment to life-long learning.

To this end, the College’s SSE program has as its focus two main functions:

  1. Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity
    In addition to providing information about opportunities for students to engage in these kinds of activities, the SSE program, through the Office of the Provost, offers funding and venues for students to present their work.

  2. Fellowship and Scholarship Advising
    For students interested in scholarship and post-baccalaureate opportunities, the SSE program encourages and assists students in navigating the application processes for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships, such as the Fulbright and the Goldwater, emphasizing the value of the process itself in furthering their intellectual growth and propelling them to greater post-graduate excellence.

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Harvard Medical School Award

Breanna Titchen HMS_3 (2)

Breanna Titchen '18 recently received the Ruth and William Silen M.D. Award at the Harvard Medical School for her presentation at the New England Science Symposium, a conference that she was accepted to, along with doctors, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates. Titchen was recognized for her "contribution to science in the category Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or Physiology" for her research entitled, "A Hypothesis for the Non-Catalytic Effect of the Deubiquitinating Enzyme Ubp6" that she completed while at Harvard the summer of 2016. Titchen is pictured here with Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, Professor of Medicine, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at the Harvard Medical School and President and Chair of the Biomedical Science Careers Program. Congratulations Breanna!


Upcoming Deadlines

2017-2018 SSE Calendar (pdf)

2017-2018 Scholarship Grid (pdf)

Sept. 1
Institutional deadline for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright, & Gates-Cambridge (US Students)

Sept. 29
National Deadline for Mitchell Scholarship

Oct. 2
National Deadline for Marshall Scholarship


Helpful Links

Responsible Conduct of Research Plan

Student Researcher Compensation Policy

Student Opportunity Center 

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