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Richter Scholar Program

The Richter Scholar Summer Research Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct independent, individual research with Lake Forest College faculty early in their academic careers.

The ultimate goal of this program is to foster a strong commitment to the intellectual life, and to encourage participating students to consider careers in research and teaching.

Academically excellent students with an interest in research are invited to apply for the Richter Scholar Summer Research program in the early spring of their first year. During this time, they work one-on-one with a faculty member, doing independent research in one of a wide variety of fields. As the Richter Scholars live and work together and participate in a weekly colloquium, they become a community of peers, providing encouragement and support for one another’s research endeavors. The result is a group of scholars motivated to continue their intellectual achievement in the future.

2020 Deferred and 2021 Summer Program Dates

Option I. Monday, May 24 through Friday, June 18, 2021.  Option I Symposium is Thursday, June 17.

Monday, May 24 through Friday, July 16.  Option II Symposium is Thursday, July 15.

Richter Scholar Program Contact Information

2020-21 Richter Program Committee

Cassondra Batz-Barbarich (Economics, Business, Finance)

Jason Cody, chair (Chemistry)

Anna Jones (Associate Dean of the Faculty)

Margot Schwalbe (Biology)

Tessa Sermet (Modern Languages)

Richter Summer Program (2020 Deferred and 2021)

Jim Marquardt, Summer Director (Politics)