About the Fellows
John S. Toll Science and Mathematics Fellows Program
The John S. Toll Fellows Program is named in honor of the College’s 25th president. The purpose of the JSTF Program is to support the academic and research activities of students and faculty who belong to the College’s vibrant community of natural sciences and mathematics scholars.
John S. Toll Science and Mathematics Fellows must major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology. These majors can be pursued in conjunction with our Premedical Studies/Pre-Vet program, 3+2 Engineering program, 3+2 Nursing program, or 3+4 Pharmacy program. All Apprentices and Fellows must maintain full-time enrollment at Washington College, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 - 4.00, and abide by the Washington College Honor Code in the pursuit of all endeavors, both academic and social.
Close faculty mentoring and high-level undergraduate research are the hallmarks of our approach to teaching the natural sciences and mathematics at Washington College. When the time comes for you to apply to medical school, enter a Ph.D. program in chemistry, or land a research position in marine science, you will have the knowledge, the skills and the technological training that schools and research laboratories demand.
As a John Toll Fellow who has conducted graduate-level research and published your scientific findings, your résume will be even stronger.
JTSF Fellows/Apprentice Nomination Procedure
Faculty wishing to nominate a promising student to the JTSF Fellows/Apprentice Program can download the nomination form below and follow the enclosed instructions.
JTSF Nomination Form [New!]
Application for Summer Science Research
Current Washington College students wishing to apply for a summer research position in the Natural Sciences should download and complete an application and return it to the faculty member for whom they would like to work for. The annual deadline for applications is the Friday of the first full week in February.
Summer Science Research Form [Look for the new form in 2015]
The Louise and Rodney Layton Fund
Toll Fellows and Apprentices who have participated in the Summer Research Program and who will be presenting the outcome of their project(s) at a professional conference are encouraged to apply for funds that must be used to offset costs associated with registration or travel expenses.
Travel Award Applications [New!]
The fund was established in honor or C. Rodney Layton, (Washington College Class of ’31) and his wife Louise who met while attending Washington College. Dr. Layton earned a medical degree from the University of Maryland and Louise was a teacher in the public schools in Queen Anne’s County and also taught at the Gunston School in Chestertown.
Our Top 3 Questions
What are the academic criteria for admittance to the JTSF Program?
John S. Toll Science and Mathematics Fellows must major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology and you must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 - 4.00, and abide by the Washington College Honor Code in the pursuit of all endeavors, both academic and social.
How do I become a John S. Toll Fellow?
You are invited as a freshman or you are nominated by a faculty member.
Do I get paid to do summer research?
Yes! Fellows who are selected to participate in the summer program also receive a stipend of $3,000 and a housing allowance.