Each Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar must be a woman majoring in one of the supported disciplines, a U.S. citizen and a sophomore or junior at the time of application. Eligible disciplines are:
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Computer engineering
- Computer science
- Environmental engineering
- Environmental geosciences
- Mechanical engineering
Each research scholar must establish a relationship with a faculty research mentor and commit to a 10-week summer research experience. The mentor must be willing to work with the research scholar during the summer and will be asked to write a letter of support. Each faculty mentor will receive a $500 stipend for participating.
In addition, research scholars must:
- Participate in Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar programming (approximately five events).
- Complete all assessment activities (surveys and possibly a short interview).
Applicants will be evaluated based on responses to the essay questions on the application, academic performance and the recommendation of the faculty mentor.
How to Apply
Applications will include the following components:
- The name of your proposed faculty mentor.
- A short statement about your declared major.
- A short statement about your plans beyond Bucknell.
Application deadline: Feb. 5, 2021.