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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.

2023 Summer Program Dates

Option I
Tuesday, May 16 through Friday, June 9
Symposium held on Friday, June 9

Option II
Tuesday, May 23 through Friday, July 14
Symposium held on Thursday, July 13

Symposium I Livestream

Symposium I is held on Thursday, June 2 and the livestream will begin at 8:30 a.m. 

Please visit the Symposium I page for a schedule of events and additional details. 

Symposium I

Richter Scholar Program Contact Information

2022-23 Richter Program Committee

Cassondra Batz-Barbarich (Economics, Business, Finance)

Arthur Bousquet (Math/CS)

Jason Cody, chair (Chemistry)

Anya Golovkova (Religion)

Matt Kelley (Associate Dean of the Faculty)

Richter Summer Program 2023

New summer director to be named imminently.