Summer Research Opportunities
Purchase College's Bridges/RSVP/B&B community college students are invited to participate in a paid five-week summer research program each year. Students are provided with on-campus housing, and participate in a variety of professional development and community building activities together, including a canoe trip, hike, BBQ, and farm tour at Green Chimney’s Animal Center in Brewster, NY. At the end of the program, all students make a presentation at the Summer Research Symposium, an event that families and friends of participating students are invited to attend.
Bridges/RSVP students participate in hand-on lab or field based research in one of the following subject areas: psychology, math/computer science, chemistry, biology, or environmental science. Students receive a $2700 stipend, on-campus housing, intensive research experience, and science faculty mentoring. The Bridges/RSVP students are in the lab or field approximately forty hours per week throughout the five weeks.
B&B students are enrolled in a 3 credit classroom-based Social Sciences and Humanities course. In addition to 3 course credits, which are paid for by the program, B&B students receive a $1000 stipend and free on-campus housing. Students complete a rigorous summer course, as well as an independent research project of their choosing. B&B students are in class from 9-12 each day, and in meetings with their peers and their faculty mentors in the afternoons.
A variety of scholarship opportunities are available for Bridges/RSVP/B&B students upon transferring to Purchase College. For more information about scholarship opportunities, contact Erin Ott at Erin.Ott@purchase.edu.
Student Eligibility Requirements:Interested in applying to one of our summer programs? Email Erin.Ott@purchase.edu to receive an application.
•Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.
•Applicants must be full time matriculated students.
•Freshman applicants must have a High School average of 80 or greater
•Second year students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.8.
•Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, as well as a written essay expressing their interest in the summer program, future plans, and reasons for applying to the program they choose.