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Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars

About the Program

The Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars (UGSS) program is the result of a collaboration between the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research (GCHR), the University Writing Center (UWC), and LAUNCH Undergraduate Research. For 2024–5, UGSS is financially supported by the GCHR, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. The UGSS program provides high-impact undergraduate research in the humanities through an intensive summer research experience. Participation in the Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars program sharpens students’ research and writing skills, positioning them for competitive applications for graduate and professional school. Summer Scholars receive a $2,000 scholarship for participation.

Once selected, Summer Scholars enroll in a two-week intensive seminar taught by their respective Faculty Directors and complete a series of writing workshops created especially for this program through the University Writing Center. Then, Summer Scholars develop individual research thesis proposals for submission to the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars thesis program for projects that they will complete during the academic year under the guidance of their Faculty Director. In March, Summer Scholars present their work at the Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, sponsored by the Glasscock Center.

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