Pioneer Scholars Program

The goal of Carroll University's Pioneer Scholars Program is to provide undergraduate students in any discipline with an opportunity to engage in an intensive scholarly/creative project one-on-one with a faculty member during the summer months. 

Each student awarded a Pioneer Scholars stipend will participate in the scholarly/creative project instead of full-time employment during the summer due to the demands of the program.

It is permissible for two students to submit one proposal as a team. The proposal should explain how such a group project is consistent with disciplinary norms as well as how each student's contribution is unique and is equivalent to one pioneer scholars project. If accepted, each student will receive a $3,000 stipend. The faculty member will receive one stipend. Each student should complete an application.

In order to afford faculty campus wide the opportunity of the Pioneer Scholars program, Faculty mentors may participate in the Pioneer Scholars program for no more than two consecutive summers. In addition, if a faculty mentor submits multiple distinct proposals, only one can be awarded.

Program Details


Pioneer Allison Calteux created a project titled "Nightmares and Daydreams: A Study of Surrealist Photography and its Application to Portraiture"

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