(SP)² Scholar Benefits

Faculty mentorship

Personal match with a faculty mentor in the sciences. Mentors will help Scholars transition through the introductory science classes to the selection of a major. Scholars will work closely with their mentors, who will serve as their initial academic advisors and help Scholars match to research experiences.

(SP)2 Summer Experience

A week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Barnard for entering Scholars. Activities will include introductions to Barnard’s science faculty, science departments, and research facilities, plus daily activities with current students involved in Barnard’s Summer Research Institute.

(SP)2 Networking activities

A regular series of seminars, discussion sessions, and social events with other (SP)2 participants and Barnard alumnae working in the sciences. Scheduled throughout all four undergraduate years at Barnard, these events will help build a collaborative and engaging environment.

Paid summer research positions:

During the three summers of a Scholar’s years at Barnard, hands-on lab research experiences with Barnard faculty will be available. Scholars will receive compensation and summer housing through Barnard’s Summer Research Institute.

Academic year opportunities:

Opportunities to conduct research in faculty labs during academic year, plus funding available to help Scholars complete their Senior Projects.