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.
Graduate students from North America are encouraged to apply to be junior mentors to the scholars. Students who demonstrate mentoring qualities, a commitment to the aims of the program, and who are pursuing a career in adolescent research, policy, or practice are welcome to apply.
As a junior mentor, graduate students will:
- Attend the SRA Biennial Meeting and all Undergraduate Scholars Program activities Tuesday evening and Wednesday prior to the Biennial Meeting. NOTE: SRA does not pay for expenses associated with attending the Biennial Meeting or Undergraduate Scholars Program activities
- Receive a $375 stipend to offset the cost of participating in the preconference activities
- Maintain contact with assigned scholar before, during, and after attending the meeting in order 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.), in order to share the conference experience with the scholar
- Keep the SRA office informed of contact information for five years following the meeting.
Please complete the below application by December 31, 2019; 11:59 ET.