The Undergraduate Scholars Program is designed to encourage and support junior and senior undergraduate students from ethnic minority groups from North America to pursue graduate work and careers in adolescent development. Support for the program is provided by the William T. Grant Foundation and the Society for Research on Adolescence.
The Undergraduate Scholars Program is designed to support junior and senior undergraduate students from racial/ethnic minority groups in North America to pursue graduate work and careers in adolescent development. Selected scholars attend the SRA Biennial Meeting and participate in special preconference activities that focus on careers in adolescent research, applying to graduate school and funding, curriculum vitae workshops, and navigating the Biennial Meeting. The Undergraduate Scholars will receive mentorship from graduate students and senior scholars who are active in the field of adolescent research.
Senior level professionals in the field of adolescent development are encouraged to volunteer to serve as senior mentors to provide the scholars with mentorship about graduate school, career paths, and the field in general.
Senior mentors will:
- Attend the SRA Biennial Meeting and attend the Wednesday Undergraduate Scholars Program activities
- Receive a $200 stipend, plus additional $75 to take mentors out for a meal.
- Maintain contact with assigned scholar(s) before, during, and after attending the meeting to develop a mentoring relationship
- Allow the scholar to shadow him/her during at least one activity at the conference (i.e., presentations, discussions, symposia, etc.), to share the conference experience
Please complete the below application by December 31, 2019; 11:59 ET.