Scholar's Program

Scholar's Program

Dartmouth's Scholar's Program is a workshop designed to diversify the next generation of academic leaders in STEM. The Scholar's Program focuses on providing undergraduates professional development, graduate school application resources, poster presentation feedback, and practice mock interviews. We seek motivated undergraduate students who are curious about graduate careers in STEM and are looking for support in the graduate school application process.   

Program Overview

Scholars attend workshops on the graduate school application and interview process over 4 days at Dartmouth College. Scholars will also meet with faculty members and can present a poster on prior research or future research ideas. Additionally, scholars will interact with current graduate students and learn more about their lived experiences with research and life in the Upper Valley. This program is an excellent opportunity to preview Dartmouth and gain insights into the process of applying to and being a part of graduate school.

The 2023-24 program dates are October 12-15, 2023

COST:  Travel, meals, lodging and program fees are all covered by Dartmouth.

This Program Would Be Valuable For You If…

  • You wish to strengthen your graduate school application before applying for doctoral programs.
  • You are in the STEM discipline and wish to gain insights into research being conducted at Dartmouth College.
  • You wish to develop further as a scientist and scholar prior to applying for doctoral programs.


Scholars Programs of interest include:

  • Microbiology & Immunology (MCB)
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • QBS (Quantitative Biomedical Sciences)
  • EEES (Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society)
  • Computer Science


Current undergraduates, recent college graduates, current Master's students, recent Master's graduates and those that are currently or have recently worked in the public or private sector are all welcome to apply!  You do not need to be a U.S. citizen (must be residing in the U.S. during the program dates). 

Students with backgrounds historically underrepresented in STEM and environmental fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Applicants may apply directly to the Scholar's Program through the online application.

Applications for the Scholar's Program 2023 opens on June 27th.

All applications details are due by July 31st.

Admissions decisions will be released by mid-August.

Components of the application include:

  • Completed online application
  • Personal statement detailing your career goals and research interest
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resume/CV