Sewanee Science Fellows Program
Bringing the Best and Brightest Science Students to Sewanee
A Sewanee Science Fellows Program is an integral part of a longterm vision to increase the number and quality of students in science and mathematics. When fully funded, the Program will create a cohort of 20 students, five in each class, who will receive scholarship support and at least two paid summer internship or research assistant experiences, one on campus and one at a research institution.
Fellows will receive a $6,000 scholarship, in addition to other aid for which they may be eligible. The University will make a commitment to these students to meet all demonstrated need. Faculty members will work closely with the Science Fellows to identify career and research interests. Fellows will participate in cohort-building programs, such as a mathematics and science pre-orientation for new students and science-based living and learning communities. First- and second-year Fellows will be required to enroll in at least one mathematics or science course each semester, and they must declare a major in science or mathematics by the end of their third semester to remain in the program.
The University envisions enlarging the program as new resources are available; this initiative will provide resources to attract a critical mass of exceptional students in mathematics and science programs.
With a new, highly visible and well equipped science building and a coordinated program of scholarship, internship, and research opportunities, Sewanee will increase both the quality of applicants and the yield of admitted students interested in science.