The three core elements
There are three parts to the Laidlaw Scholarship:
The Laidlaw Scholarship funds first and second year undergraduate students over two consecutive summers to pursue a research project of their choosing. Scholars are supported for up to six weeks each summer, working closely with a faculty supervisor who can come from any of the University’s schools. Research projects can focus on a variety of topics. Projects may also have an international focus, in which case scholars could spend all or part of their second summer researching abroad. Students may also apply as part of a team working on a shared research question.
2. Leadership training
Laidlaw Scholars also participate in activities to promote their development as leaders, including workshops, trainings, and other more informal mentoring opportunities. Following completion of the program, scholars will receive a transcript notation identifying them as a Laidlaw Scholar.
Scholars at Tufts University will be a part of a prestigious worldwide community of Laidlaw Scholars. Partner programs are run at Durham University, the University of Oxford, the University of St. Andrews, Hong Kong University and Columbia University to name a few. Contacts and friendships will be made that will last students throughout their careers.
Sharing the vision
The vision of Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay has made this all possible. This prestigious programme is generously funded by him and builds on his commitment to supporting undergraduate student development and education.
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