Office of Student Scholarly Engagement

Encouraging students to be active partners in their learning, within and beyond the classroom.

In compliance with the college's policy regarding COVID-19, we are currently not accepting travel-related SPPC and AREA funding requests until further notice.

The Office of Student Scholarly Engagement (OSSE) seeks to engage and support students in conducting research and creative pursuits as well as to assist them in navigating the application processes for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. The program’s mission is to develop within our students intellectual curiosity, a capacity for contemplating deeper questions, and a commitment to life-long learning.

To this end, the 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 scholarships 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 application process itself in furthering their intellectual growth and propelling them to greater post-graduate excellence.

Kolbe Summer Fellows Program

The Kolbe Summer Fellows Program in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is a ten-week faculty-mentored student research program conducted during the summer before a student's sophomore, junior, or senior year. Read more about the Kolbe Summer Fellows Program.

Events

Deadlines

Fall ’20 Semester:  Office of Student Scholarly Engagement Calendar

  • September 1 - Institutional Deadline
    Email Dean Maureen Forrestal Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Fulbright application essays by 5 p.m.
  • September 22 - National Deadline  Schwarzman Scholarship
  • September 25 - National Deadline  Mitchell Scholarship
  • September 25 - National Deadline  Marshall Scholarship
  • October 7 - National Deadline  Rhodes Scholarship
  • October 13 - National Deadline  Fulbright Scholarship
  • October 14 - National Deadline  Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
  • TBA - National Deadline   Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • November 20 - Institutional Deadline
    Email Dean Maureen Forrestal Goldwater, Truman, Carnegie application essays by 5 p.m.
  • December 8 - Nominee Deadline CAFÉ Symposium 2021
    Email Dean Maureen Forrestal