Summer Scholars Program

Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars Program provides support for currently enrolled undergraduates (and students in 5-year programs) to engage in research, creative writing, fine and the performing arts, and other scholarly endeavors alongside a faculty mentor.

The goals of the program also include fostering close professional interaction between students and faculty mentors as an expression of cura personalis, and offering students the opportunity to publicly share and present the results of their work, both within and outside of the Saint Joseph's University community.

The 10-week program, which runs from mid-May through early August, provides students with a stipend of $4,000 and, if they choose, on-campus housing at a greatly reduced charge. Additionally, a number of social and educational events are hosted throughout the summer.

Female Saint Joseph's student on laptop in library

Application Information


The Summer Scholars Program is open to all currently enrolled, full-time undergraduates (and students in 5-year programs) who are not graduating in May or summer 2024.  Students in any college or school at Saint Joseph’s University may apply.

Given the level of creative and intellectual activity expected of participants in the SSP, students will normally be required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the semester before they apply (i.e. a student applying for summer 2024 would need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of the fall 2023 semester).

Other requirements are as follows:

  • You may not be enrolled in the HSB COOP program.
  • You will register for SJU undergraduate coursework for the fall of 2024.
  • There are no other issues (i.e. visa status) that prevent you from receiving payment for work.
FLY LIKE A HAWK: Magnetic levitation
Highlighted Project

Dan Fauni, ‘23

FLY LIKE A HAWK: Magnetic levitation of a ceramic superconductor occurs when cooled below its critical temperature, and magnetic field lines from the bottom magnets are pushed out from the superconductor, causing it to float. Mentor: Dr. Roberto Ramos, Professor of Physics.


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