$4,000 Co-Op Scholarships Pay 200 Students for Research, Internships, and Study Abroad
By Katharine Webster
Every year, more than 200 first-year students receive merit-based, $4,000 Co-op Scholarships in their acceptance packages. The scholarships pay them to do research with a faculty member, intern at a community agency or study abroad. “It’s a wonderful, hands-on learning opportunity for these highly motivated students,” says Julie Chen, vice chancellor for research and innovation.
The scholarships often lead to ongoing research jobs, paid positions at community organizations and professional co-op opportunities. For Honors College students, it connects them with faculty mentors, who frequently become their honors capstone advisers.
This year’s scholars have interned at the Natick Army Labs and Zoo New England. They’ve traveled to Europe, South America and Australia. And they’ve done research with faculty in science, psychology, health sciences and engineering. Here’s what a few of them are up to.