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Brumbaugh Scholars Program

The John T. Huston – Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center has allocated resources from the Brumbaugh Endowment to foster research and scholarly activities among students, staff, and faculty that are related to the mission of the Nature Center, which is to “provide and support opportunities for enjoying and learning about our natural and cultural heritage.” 

In keeping with that mission, the Nature Center is pleased to invite proposals from current students at the University of Mount Union to conduct summer projects. 

The 2024 Brumbaugh Scholars Program is focused on the general themes of (1) conservation (2) sustainability and/or (3) biodiversity. Projects that are generally focused on these themes will be given priority.

Students who would like to be considered as a Brumbaugh Scholar should discuss the idea with a prospective Mentor and then submit an application. Scholars will be selected based on their application and possibly an interview with the Selection Committee. The deadline for the Summer 2024 Brumbaugh Scholar application is Friday, February 9, 2024. It is anticipated that two projects will be funded this cycle.

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Brumbaugh Scholars

Students who would like to be considered for this program will be selected based on their proposal and possibly an interview with the Selection Committee. Each proposal should identify a faculty or staff member who is interested in working with the student on the project. If selected, students are expected to commit to a minimum of eight weeks of work during the summer and develop a schedule that is mutually agreeable to both them and their mentor. Selected students will be compensated as hourly summer student employees up to $4000/student. All Brumbaugh Scholars will attend an initial meeting, submit project reports, and make a final presentation of their work at a Scholars Showcase in Sept/Oct 2024 (date TBD). Selected students will be announced in March 2024.