The Hill-Lopes Scholars Program provides dedicated, transformational support for STEM majors to improve the advancement and retention of women in the STEM workforce.
Hill-Lopes Scholars will be challenged to develop their scientific knowledge and skill set through rigorous coursework and research experiences. Scholars will also develop their professional skills and professional portfolios through seminars, workshops and experiential programs designed to prepare them for the STEM workforce.
Scholars receive a stipend of $500 each semester, as well as financial support to attend professional scientific meetings and to participate in career-building conferences, workshops and field trips. This is a multi-year opportunity designed to launch students into scientific careers.
The Hill-Lopes Scholars program requires a significant commitment from students and faculty. To fully understand the programmatic commitments and benefits, students spend a year investigating the program prior to submitting an application. In the spring semester of the Look Year, students may apply to become Hill-Lopes Scholars.
During the first year as part of the program, students will explore their scientific interests and begin building their Towson University networks. This year will focus on developing professional skill sets.
In the second year, students will explore their scientific interests and begin building their Towson University networks. This year will focus on developing professional persona. Hill-Lopes Scholars will cultivate networking, presentation, and personal interaction skills while continuing to develop research experiences.
In the final year, Hill-Lopes Scholars will continue to develop their personal career road maps and assist in leading the program. Activities will encourage scholars to secure post-graduate plans, such as employment or applying to graduate school.