SOFIA Application

Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activities

Our Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activities (SOFIA) program gives new students a chance to get on campus early and start building their new community. It brings together those new students with returning students who serve as mentors and faculty to conduct in-depth research and inquiry into a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the arts.

SOFIA Program Highlights

  • Arrive 3 weeks early 
  • Stipend, housing and meals provided during the three weeks of SOFIA
  • Work with your group during the weekdays and participate in social activities on nights and weekends, starting with the welcome picnic on the evening of move in
  • Present your work to the campus community on the day of the matriculation ceremony

Applying for the SOFIA Program

Accepted seniors with a 3.6 GPA or 3.2 college GPA are invited to apply for the SOFIA program. You will need the following information to apply:

Username: your Monmouth College ID #

Password: your last name (with the first letter of your last name capitalized)

Acceptance into the program will be on a rolling basis. Apply early as the selection process is competitive and projects fill up quickly. You will be contacted by the Admission Office if you are selected for a project. Be sure to review the project options below before submitting your application so you can preference the projects you’re most excited about. 

2022 SOFIA Application will be available soon

2021 SOFIA Projects