Resources & Opportunities
A number of opportunities exist for students to receive funding for research during the summer beyond those offered by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. Students may apply for the following research opportunities of which typically one or two of each are awarded to Emory & Henry students per year:
Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges Summer Science Research Fellowship: Information about the program can be found here. To apply contact one of your professors.
Appalachian College Association Ledford Undergraduate Research Grant: Information about the program and the application can be found here.
In addition, students may apply for a Friends of the Sciences (FOTS) Honors Fellowship. The goal of the FOTS fellowship program is to aid and support the participation of Emory & Henry students in scientific research opportunities at research universities and institutes. Fellowship recipients will spend 8-10 weeks engaged in a full-time laboratory or field research project. The FOTS fellowship provides a stipend of $4000 to help offset living expenses during the fellowship period. Identification of a research opportunity prior to submitting a fellowship application is not required; E&H faculty and alumni members of FOTS will aid fellowship recipients who need assistance in arranging research opportunities. Typically two or three awards are made each year. Applications are typically due in February. To apply contact Michael Lane.
Emory & Henry is proximally located to three major regional chemical employers. Students often find paid summer internships at these employers. The Chemistry Department hosts interview days for our students each year.
Emory & Henry College has articulation agreements with the Appalachian School of Pharmacy and Gatton School of pharmacy. The agreements range from guaranteed interviews to conditional acceptance based on academic performance at Emory & Henry. Students pursue either the Chemistry-Allied Health Track or the Chemistry-BA track depending on the Pharmacy school. Students can spend three years at Emory & Henry, enroll in Pharmacy school, and receive their bachelors degree in Chemistry from Emory & Henry after their first year in Pharmacy school. For more information, contact Jamie Ferguson.