Sophomore Scholarships: Crute & Folt

These two scholarships allow highly motivated and deserving Dartmouth WISP interns to continue their research and mentoring experience during their sophomore year. Selected students continue their research with their first-year WISP mentor.


First year WISP interns who have actively participated in all aspects of the WISP Internship Program and who wish to continue research with the same faculty mentor are invited apply. The scholarships will fund up to 3 terms of part-time research during the student's sophomore year. Scholarships recipients will be enrolled in the Sophomore Research Scholars program and the policies of that program apply to these scholarships. In addition, recipients of the WISP sophomore scholarships will be awarded $200 at the time of selection. Recipients are expected to present a research poster at the annual Wetterhahn Science Symposium in May, if they are on campus that term. Students who would like to continue their research full time during a leave term may apply for a leave term research grant.

Barbara E. Crute Memorial Internship

The Barbara E. Crute Memorial Internship honors biologist Barbara E. Crute, Ph.D.'s memory. Barbara Crute epitomized an ideal research scientist. Noted for her generosity, cooperative spirit, academic aptitude, and strong work ethic, she improved every laboratory in which she worked. She mentored WISP interns and guided numerous other undergraduates, graduate students, and new post-docs throughout  her Dartmouth research career.

Carol Folt Research Scholarship Award

The Carol Folt Research Scholarship Award honors the dedication and significant contributions of Carol Folt, Ph.D., to the Women in Science Project at Dartmouth. She was one of the original faculty mentors in the WISP Research Internship Program as well as a member of WISP’s Faculty Advisory Committee. Carol has been a steadfast supporter of the program and dedicated mentor to young women in the sciences throughout her years at Dartmouth. She is an environmental scientist and award-winning educator, known for her research in salmon conservation, metal toxicity, and effects of dietary mercury and arsenic on human and ecosystem health. In addition to her role as a scholar and educator, she served as Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Faculty, Provost, and Interim President at Dartmouth. In 2010, she was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her scientific work and academic leadership.

Application Process

There are three parts to the application: Sophomore WISP Application, written research proposal, and letter of recommendation from the faculty research mentor. The written research proposal must be double-spaced, no more than 7 pages, and address the following:

Part 1: First year research experience
1. Summarize the research project (goals, methods, results, conclusions)
2. Describe your role in the research
3. Describe the mentoring you received (e.g., amount of time, adequacy of direction, support, feedback, quality of interaction)

Part 2: Plan for a second year of research
1. Explain the proposed research (goals, methods, background & significance)
2. Describe your expected role in the research
3. Explain how a WISP sophomore scholarship would fit into your academic and career goals

Students are responsible for insuring that all materials, including faculty recommendation letters, arrive by the deadline. Extensions will not be granted, and late applications cannot be accepted.

All application materials should be e-mailed to [email protected]

Sophomore Research Scholarships

Consider also applying for a Sophomore Research Scholarship through Dartmouth's Undergraduate Advising and Research Office (UGAR). Applications are due the week before classes end each term for research in the subsequent term.