- Getting Started
- UGAR Programs
- Guidelines and Resources
- For faculty
- Scholar Programs
- Research Events
- Wetterhahn Science Symposium
- Highlighting Undergraduate Research
- Academic Advising
Back to Top Nav
Back to Top Nav
The Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1988 and endowed in 1997 by John (Launny) L. Steffens '63. At his request, the program was renamed in 2007 in honor of James O. Freedman, 16th President of Dartmouth College, in recognition of his commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarship.
The goal of the program is to provide meaningful faculty-mentored research experiences for juniors.
The program is intended to prepare students for honors thesis research.
Students apply for the program in the spring of sophomore year.
Students accepted to the program engage in part-time research.
The program requires a two-term commitment. Students are expected to devote the equivalent time and effort to what they would for an academic class (approximately 100 hours per term, based on 7-12 hours per week for 10 weeks). Students who successfully complete this requirement are eligible for:
Independent Study Option
Students will be notified of their eligibility to apply for the Presidential Scholars program in winter of sophomore year. Applications are due in spring term of sophomore year:
NOTE: this is a two term program and both terms must be completed during R terms in your junior year ("sophomore summer" through spring of junior year). If this is not feasible due to scheduling constraints, URAD may be a better option.