The James O. Freedman Presidential Scholars Program was initiated in 1988 and provides opportunities for juniors to work as research assistants with Dartmouth faculty. These opportunities are intended to prepare students for undertaking senior honors theses. In 1997, the Program was endowed by John (Launny) L. Steffens, Dartmouth '63. We are grateful to Mr. Steffens for his generous support of this program. The program was renamed in January of 2007 in honor of James O. Freedman, 16th President of Dartmouth College, in recognition of his commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarship.
Stipend payments for international students (non-resident aliens) are subject to a 14% tax.
** Independent Study credit must be arranged through the faculty advisor for the James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar project and approved by that professor's department. Note that some departments have specific requirements and pre-requisites for approval of research for credit, and students must satisfy these requirements in order to be eligible for independent study credit. If the independent study is approved by the department, students must register for the course through the Registrar's office. Note that students may not receive both a stipend and independent study credit for their second term of Presidential Scholar research. Independent study credit is not an option for the first term of the scholarship.
(Instructions and Application Forms)
Senior Honors Thesis Fund Application (46K PDF File)
Last Updated: 10/9/13