Program Eligibility Requirements

Please review the following to confirm your eligibility to participate in the program:


1. This program is designed for undergraduate students. Only students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree or students who received their undergraduate degree during 2019 are eligible for the 2019 SRF Summer Scholars Program. Students currently enrolled in a postgraduate program, such as masters or doctoral, are not eligible.

2. Students enrolled in a dual undergrad/grad program are eligible provided the undergraduate degree (i.e. B.S., B.A., or equivalent) has not yet been conferred.

3. The applicant must be enrolled at a university in the United States. Special circumstances, such as established exchange programs, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. U.S. citizens studying abroad are also eligible to apply.

4. Applicants must be eligible to receive a stipend. Students who are studying abroad in the U.S. will need to participate in the Summer Scholars Program through a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for off-campus employment. Unfortunately, due to the length of time required for approval, we will no longer be able to accept Optional Practical Training (OPT) for off-campus employment. We recommend checking with your department to determine if CPT approval is an option and what forms you need to complete prior to applying to SRF Summer Scholars Program. Verification of your eligibility will be required before a position can be confirmed. You can learn more about CPT requirements here. It will be incumbent upon the student to provide the necessary documentation to participate, not SRF or the host institution.


If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for the program, you may contact SRF Director of Education Greg Chin at