Wilson Scholars: Summer Research Grant Program


Contact us

For questions or additional information:
Shawn Jarvis at 612-625-9538

Wilson scholar certificate and medal

As Wilson Scholars, students are assigned to a research laboratory and a mentor from the first week in July through the end of August. Scholars participate in a weekly lecture program focused on career development and present a poster at the annual Cardiovascular Scientific Retreat. Download the Program Flyer

Program Benefits

  • $3,500 stipend for 9 week summer research program (from June 26, 2017 – August 25, 2017) to 5 positions
  • Certificate signifying status as a Lillehei Heart Institute Scholar
  • Induction into the Wilson College and receipt of Wilson College Medallion

Application Process

  • All applications must include a Med school transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable), 2 letters of recommendation, a list of short term and long term goals, and a curriculum vitae. Submission of an undergraduate transcript is also recommended but not required.
  • Application materials should be submitted online 
  • Deadline for submission is midnight, March 1, 2017.

Instructions for online application

Review and selection of awards

  • Deadline for submission is midnight, March 1, 2017.
  • Notification of selection March 27, 2017
  • Requirements: Applicants must be a first-year medical school student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities or Duluth campuses.


Applications will be evaluated by a committee of representatives from the Medical School and from LHI.