SSHP – Summer Student Housing Program

Harvey Mudd College’s summer research program has provided unique, real research experiences to our students for decades, paving the way for their careers in industry as well as acceptances to prestigious graduate schools. To increase the accessibility of the program, the college is initiating the summer student housing program (SSHP). The SSHP will provide a limited number of awards of 2,000 USD to students residing on campus during the summer months who are participating in scholarly activity.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an SSHP award, a student must:

  • Be a full time HMC student during the academic year prior to the summer in question.
  • Be conducting at least 10 weeks of summer research or scholarship under the advising of an HMC faculty member.
  • Have applied and qualified for need-based Harvey Mudd College scholarship funds during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Not be receiving a summer housing allowance from other sources, (e.g. a faculty member’s NSF award)

Note that the SSHP has a limited budget, and eligibility does not guarantee a student will receive an award. Students who apply earlier may have a higher likelihood of receiving an award.

How to Apply

To apply students must fill out the Need Based Summer Housing – Summer 2020 “form” before February 7, 2020.

The form only requires that you enter your student ID. While students may apply for an SSHP award before being accepted to work with a faculty member, they must secure an advised position with a faculty member by March 30, 2020 to receive an award. Awards will be announced by February 14, 2020.

Important Dates

February 7, 2020 – Application is due

February 14, 2020 – Students are notified of SSHP award decisions

March 30, 2020 – Student receiving SSHP awards must have secured an advised position with an HMC faculty member


For any questions about the SSHP, please contact the Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning, Chris Clark (