John S. Toll Research Program Membership

Membership in the JSTF program is for exceptional students in the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics with a strong interest in research.

Membership in the Toll Fellows Program

John S. Toll Science and Mathematics Fellows and Apprentices must major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental 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+, and abide by the Washington College Honor Code in the pursuit of all endeavors, both academic and social.

  • Apprentices
    • Apprentices are invited to participate in special events that highlight research (e.g., presentations by research scientists, research shadowing, meetings with researchers). Other events highlight internship opportunities at Washington College and at federal laboratories (e.g., The National Institutes of Health) and strategies that will improve chances to secure such internships. Apprentices are encouraged to assist fellows and faculty in their research during the academic year and thereby obtain proficiencies that will increase the likelihood of being selected to collaborate with faculty engaged in research during the Program’s 10-Week Summer Research Program.
  • Fellows
    • To be eligible to become a Fellow, students must have engaged in collaborative research with Washington College faculty in the STEM fields or significant research projects with investigators during off-campus internships. Fellows have the opportunity to serve as mentors to Toll Apprentices. 
  • Nomination procedure
    • Faculty wishing to nominate a promising student to the JSTF Fellows/Apprentice Program can download the nomination form below and follow the enclosed instructions. All nominations are due annually the Wednesday after spring break.

      JSTF Nomination Form

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 

  • This fund was established in honor of 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.