Loyola University Chicago undergraduates who are in the first semester of their sophomore year of study at Loyola with solid academic achievement are eligible to apply. The Ricci Scholars Program is open only to Loyola University Chicago students. Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria: acceptable GPA, good disciplinary record, and favorable recommendations from both a faculty mentor and their academic advisor.
Applicants must submit a research proposal outlining their chosen topic. Ricci Scholars will be enrolled in a 3 credit "West" seminar (UNIV 301), a 3 credit "East" seminar (UNIV 302), and a follow-up 1 credit seminar (UNIV 340) at Loyola in Chicago during the fall semester of senior year.
The Director of the Ricci Scholars Program is Dr. Mine Cinar, of Loyola's Department of Economics and Center for International Business. Interested students should schedule a session with Dr. Cinar to outline their intended research proposal and to receive guidance and direction in bringing their proposal to fruition.