Will I need to pay any additional tuition to be an Outstanding Scholar?
No. Outstanding Scholars take the same course load as other students, and pay the same tuition and fees.
Do Outstanding Scholars take special courses?
Outstanding Scholars have the opportunity to receive training and mentoring during their first year, but there is no special curriculum.
Do I have to be in a particular Faculty to be an Outstanding Scholar?
No, the Outstanding Scholars Program is available to students in every major program at the University of Windsor. The program is also portable, if you should decide to change your major.
Why should I be an Outstanding Scholar?
Outstanding Scholars report that they learn more deeply because of the research they are doing. They have the chance to learn who the thought leaders are in their field, and meet them at conferences. Some scholars discover new career pathways for themselves, publish articles in peer reviewed journals, or travel overseas to extend their research. All this, on top of the money earned for your research work.
What kind of work can I do in Outstanding Scholars?
OS research opportunities are available in every area of study. Some research is theoretical, some is applied, and some is original creative work. Scholars have done research on cancer cures, on publishing new business case studies, on engineering an artificial exoskeleton for the human hand, or on writing four original jazz quartets. Scholars have written and published short stories as their placements, or worked on translating The Simpsons into French. Working hand in hand with our faculty members, your creative ideas are welcome!
Can I do research or creative work outside my major?
Yes! A Physics major once spent a semester researching music history. You may go anywhere that a faculty member is willing to have you as an assistant.
Can I get course credit for Outstanding Scholars work?
Usually, OS students are paid for their research work, but not given academic credit. However, there are exceptions under certain circumstances - for example, some students completing a senior thesis project are able to combine credit for the thesis with pay for the research time.