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How the Bayer School Scholars Program Works

Application Process

  • You apply for admission to Duquesne University in one of the eligible Bayer School Scholars majors and you also apply separately to be a Bayer School Scholar.
  • You are admitted to Duquesne and into the Bayer School and are selected as a Bayer School Scholar.
  • You receive a full-tuition scholarship for four years of undergraduate study.

Summer 1 (after freshman year)

  • You participate in the 10-week Undergraduate Research Program.
  • You earn a $4,300 stipend (2017 rate).
  • You live in campus housing free of charge during this 10-week period.

Summer 2 (after sophomore year)

  • You complete a 10-week research and community service internship at the Citizen Science Lab, participate in the10-week Undergraduate Research Program or complete a summer internship within a local industry or organization if a suitable position is available. The Citizen Science Lab is a ten-minute walk from the Duquesne campus. Transportation to and from internship placements is not provided.
  • You participate in the ethics forum, organized community service projects and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • You earn a $5000 stipend.
  • You live in campus housing free of charge during this 10-week period.

Summer 3 (after junior year)

  • You complete a final 10-week internship that is tailored towards your area of interest and future goals. The internship can be completed within a local industry or organization, at the Citizen Science Lab or in one of Duquesne's campus research labs. Transportation to and from internship placements is not provided.
  • You participate in the ethics forum, organized community service projects and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • You earn a $5000 stipend.
  • You live in campus housing free of charge during this 10-week period.

Graduation

  • You graduate from the program after your fourth year.