Call for Proposals
Supporting Independent Study Projects of Undergraduate Students on the Reynolda Campus
The Richter Scholars Program supports independent study scholarships with financial awards up to $6000 for undergraduate students in the College and the Schools of Business of Wake Forest University. Richter Scholarships are competitively awarded for students proposing an independent study project requiring travel away from Winston-Salem. International projects are especially encouraged.
DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS: February 20, 2013
Completed proposals are to be submitted to Dr. Jeff Holdridge, firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Application here: Richter Fellowship application
Review of proposals will begin on February 21, 2013. We anticipate awarding approximately 16 grants this year.
The Richter Scholar awards are the largest single awards on campus for the purpose of independent study. Students are encouraged to pursue enriching, broadening projects that have the promise of being life-changing. To enrich the independent study experience, each student is required to have a faculty mentor for his or her project. Copies of research reports and papers developed under the auspices of the Richter Scholars Program shall upon request be forwarded to the Trustee for the Richter Funds. All publications resulting from the Richter Scholar Program shall acknowledge the sponsorship of the Richter Memorial Funds.
Scholarship recipients are also eligible to apply for additional funds to cover extraordinary expenses of their research as well as to travel to present their results at scholarly meetings. Scholarship recipients may apply for this support, as needed, in a memorandum to the appropriate dean.
Note: When preparing your application, consider carefully the safety of your destination! Consult the list of countries for which the US State Department has issued travel advisories. If your country is on this list, you must petition the Overseas Crisis Management Team to travel to this country, and you might want to have a backup plan!
Criteria for Selection
A committee of faculty and administrators will review applications and select the scholarship recipients. Scholars will be selected based on the following criteria: feasibility of the project, contribution of the project to the overall education and enrichment of the student, commitment of the student and faculty advisor to the project, and the student’s demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain creative activities and research. While there is no absolute grade point criterion, successful applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must be in good standing with the University. Both the project and the final report must be completed before graduation. For additional information contact Dr. Jefferson Holdridge (email@example.com, x3365) or Dr. Rebecca Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org, x5568).