There are endless reasons why you should make the most of the research and scholarship opportunities available to you at LR.
You'll gain invaluable experience and mentorship opportunities with our expert faculty, build up your resume, gain leadership experience, get opportunities to study abroad, prepare for graduate or professional studies and network with prospective employers.
Undergraduate research is a critical part of the LR student learning experience. Opportunities for you to create and present independent work are plentiful and are key components in practically every academic program.
All LR undergraduates complete in their core curriculum the “Level II” course sequence as part of general education requirements. In these upper-division generalist courses, you select research topics, produce your work and, ultimately, complete your capstone requirement by means of a public presentation to the campus on your findings. In this regard, LR is among the very few colleges and universities that provide such attention to research and public presentation for all undergraduate students.
Many LR students also complete research presentations off-campus through state-wide, regional and/or national conferences. For example, each year, students in the natural sciences who are completing their senior research projects may present at the North Carolina Academy of Sciences Conference.
Similar opportunities exist for students in diverse programs such as mathematics and computer science, psychology, history and the health sciences. Many opportunities exist for creative expression in fine arts programs like music, art and theatre, where students showcase their talents in public settings.
I am attending Vanderbilt University to pursue a Ph.D. in biological research. That would never have happened without my professors’ influence and the involvement I had here on campus at LR.
Olivia Nunn '21, Biology
Opportunities for Every Student
If you're looking for a way to enrich your education and expand your knowledge, explore the variety of research and scholarship opportunities available to LR students.
The Engaged Scholars Program encourages and supports student participation in academic development, active learning and leadership development.
As an Engaged Scholar, you will be recognized for completing a series of curricular and co-curricular experiences that expand your educational foundation and connect their experiences to future goals. You may also gain access to a $2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester) scholarship.
Nursing Scholars is a four-year program. Students are eligible to apply during the senior year of high school. The program aims to enhance the undergraduate experience of LR's high-performing students with an interest in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Throughout the program, you will receive personalized academic support, enrichment opportunities, and a learning community with other top-academic pre-nursing students. Additionally, students admitted to the program earn conditional admission into the School of Nursing directly out of high school.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is grieving the loss of one of our student-athletes. Omari Alexander, a 19-year-old sophomore from Concord, North Carolina and member of the LR football team, was killed overnight on November 20 in an off-campus incident in Hickory.