Emerging Scholars Program
The Emerging Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for freshman students that creates research partnerships between students and UA faculty. These partnerships take shape gradually over the first semester of the program, become active in the second semester, and hopefully continue as important parts of each student’s UA experience. Students from all UA colleges can participate in the program. Although grades and test scores are considered, the most important qualifications for admission to Emerging Scholars are strong interest, enthusiasm, and willingness to work hard.
The mission of the Emerging Scholars Program is to improve and enrich student learning and to nurture student success. The research opportunities allow a student to gain experience that deepens his or her understanding in a field of study, to develop the necessary professional skills to interact with a diverse group of other students and faculty members, and to learn appropriate methods and techniques for presenting professional research. The Emerging Scholars Program also benefits faculty by connecting them with students eager to learn and participate in research throughout their UA careers.