Wheelhouse Summer Scholars

Wheelhouse Summer Scholars


Welcome to the Wheelhouse Summer Scholars page. The Summer Scholars program is a funding and presentation opportunity for doctoral students (PhD and EdD) conducting equity-focused research on the California Community Colleges.

The Wheelhouse Summer Scholars Fellowship Award offers a $2,000 summer stipend to recognize and support the work of emerging scholars whose qualitative and/or quantitative research focuses on California Community Colleges and furthers equitable opportunities and outcomes for the students they serve. The fellowship includes an opportunity to receive tailored mentoring, present research in progress, and receive supportive feedback from peers and senior scholars. Applications for the Summer Scholars 2024 closed on March 1st. Check back next year to apply to the 2025 program. 

Wheelhouse Summer Scholars Application:


Applicants for Summer Scholars 2025 will open in winter of 2025.

Applicants for the Summer Scholars 2024 program will be notified of their application decision by April 15th, 2024.

Who’s eligible:

PhD or EdD students whose qualitative and/or quantitative research focuses on California Community Colleges and/or students enrolled at California Community Colleges (CCCs).

Benefits for Awardees:

Receive a $2,000 award to put toward furthering your research project.

Receive a one-on-one mentoring session with a Wheelhouse Research Fellow.

Receive supportive feedback from peers and senior researchers in the Wheelhouse network.

Expectations of Awardees:

Make progress on CCC-related research between July and September award year.

Present research-in-progress to fellow Wheelhouse summer scholars and other Wheelhouse research affiliates at an informal online symposium at the end of summer (date TBD).


Check back in winter 2025 for access to next year’s application.

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