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Dyson Scholars in Residence 2021 (PLV)

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Apply by Monday, March 15, in order to sign up for a unique living and learning experience on the PLV Campus. You’ll be making a difference in your community, build connections, and get your work noticed.

About the program:

You’ve had the opportunity to read, study, and discuss ideas in the traditional classroom. The Dyson Scholars in Residence program offers something more: the chance to join a community of diverse students who live together in a residence hall, take special seminars that explore important ideas and issues, do hands-on research to develop a community service project, build friendships with dedicated peers, and find a mentor in a committed faculty member who spends time with the community in the residence hall.

Dyson Scholars in Residence students live together in semi-suite accommodations in Alumni Hall, creating a vibrant learning community within the residence hall. This signature academic experience supports Dyson College’s mission to provide its majors with opportunities to expand their intellectual landscape, to stimulate their scholarly curiosity, and to engage in hands-on experiences blended with academic learning. Students will live in a special block of semi-suite rooms in Alumni Hall. In addition to coursework, students will have the opportunity to create and run their own residence hall-based programming such as films, speakers, community dinners, and local outings.


Courses you’ll be taking:

Students will take 6 credits as part of the program:

  • >> A 3-credit fall seminar (ENG 223A: Creating a Good Life); and
  • >> A 3-credit spring seminar (INT 200Q: Dyson Scholars in Residence Seminar).

All courses will meet on Monday nights from 6:10 p.m.–9:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Students must be registered in both courses to remain in the program. In both the fall and spring semesters, students work on individual and group projects that they will present to the Dyson College community in the spring. Withdrawing from the program’s courses will mean leaving the Alumni Hall accommodations. Please review the Dyson Scholars in Residence page for more information regarding these classes.


How to apply:

This program is open to students on the PLV Campus with Dyson College majors as well as undecided students who are considering Dyson College majors. If interested, all applications must be submitted by Monday, March 15. Email Jane Collins, PhD, with any questions you might have.

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