Applications for Latinx Research Scholars Program due Nov. 9

The Latinx Research Scholars Program (LRSP) provides undergraduate students with a mentored experience in community-engaged research within the Milwaukee Latinx community.

A cohort of undergraduate students will receive mentorship, training, professional development and research opportunities with Marquette faculty, graduate students and community agencies. Students are encouraged to apply today.  

LRSP scholars will:  

  • … join a cohort of scholars committed to learning about community-engaged research among Latinx populations
  • … participate in research activities and work with staff at a Milwaukee community agency 
  • … receive mentorship from:
    • Faculty members in the Department of Psychology (Dr. Lucas Torres, associate professor of psychology)
    • Faculty members in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (Dr. Lisa Edwards, professor and director of counselor education)
    • Graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology programs
  • … learn about professional development topics such as applying to graduate school, cultural identity, wellness, presenting at conferences and networking

Scholar expectations:  

  • Dedicate 10 hours per week during the 2021 spring and summer semesters
  • Attend weekly LRSP meetings, scheduled for Wednesdays, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., as well as other activities 
  • Provide research support to a local community agency

Course credit (PSYC 4956) will be available for spring 2021. Additionally, a stipend of $1,750 will be provided for summer 2021.

Eligibility and application requirements:  

  • LRSP scholars must be full-time students during the spring 2021 semester and be available to conduct research in Milwaukee during the summer
  • Applications are due Monday, Nov. 9, and should include:  
    • A one-page statement of interest in LRSP, past research experiences, list of relevant courses taken (i.e., Research Methods, Statistics) as well as your future goals
    • A one to two page page resume or CV
    • Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. Torres


  • Application deadline: Monday, Nov. 9. 
  • Interviews with applicants: approximately week of Monday, Nov. 16. 
  • LRSP program dates: Jan. 25, 2021, through Aug. 15, 2021

For more information, contact Dr. Torres or Dr. Edwards.