RISE-Scholars Program


Program Overview

DSU’s MBRS RISE-Scholar program provides research training and financial support to students majoring in science or mathematics who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical science.

Academically-promising students selected as RISE-scholars will be awarded $2400 per semester and will be partnered with a faculty member to carry out a research project during the academic year and participate in a paid summer internship. RISE Scholars will become part of a family of research-active faculty, students and graduate students.
RISE-Scholars meet weekly with their research mentors and dedicate 10 to 15 hours per week to their research project. RISE-Scholars must also attend a weekly “Introduction to Laboratory Research” class and complete weekly assignments. During the summer,
RISE-Scholars participate in a 9-week, paid research internship either at DSU or another partnering University.

Selection Criteria & Process   

RISE-Scholars must:
  • Be freshmen or sophomores at DSU in fall 2010
  • Major in science, mathematics or agricultural science
  • Have a high school or college GPA > 3.0
  • Maintain a GPA > 2.8 while in the program
Submit completed applications to:
Dr. Cynthia van Golen, Program Director
Delaware State University
Science Center South 120
1200 N. Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-857-7463

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Program Features

  • $2,400 stipend per semester for research in biomedical field

  • involved faculty research mentoring

  • paid summer research internship

  • opportunities to present

  • weekly, specialized laboratory-training classes

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