Nick Hayes | Rhodes Scholar

Senior | Applied Mathematics & German

Congratulations to Randall Research Scholar Nick Hayes on being named a 2022 Rhodes Scholar. Nick is The University of Alabama's 16th Rhodes Scholar

Nicholas Hayes, Long Valley, NJ, is a senior at the University of Alabama, where he majors in Applied Mathematics and German. He also did an intensive course in Swahili language and culture in Tanzania as a Boren Scholar. An ultramarathoner, he was named the outstanding junior at the University of Alabama on the basis of scholarship, leadership and service. Nick edited an undergraduate science journal, interned at NOAA in fisheries science and has published in academic journals in politics and biology, and also published poetry, and translates between English and Swahili. Nick will do the MSC in Mathematical Science and the MSt in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at Oxford.

"The Randall Research Scholars Program has been an invaluable source of encouragement and support throughout my tenure at the University of Alabama. This program has given me the necessary tools and professional development to not just succeed, but thrive in an interdisciplinary research environment. I am extremely grateful for the mentorship and guidance of the RRSP community, with special thanks to Mrs. Batson, Darren Evans-Young, Dr. Sharpe, and Dr. Gray."

RRSP Admission | Deadline: December 12th


Students eligible to apply for the Honors College can apply for the Randall Research Scholars Program. Honor college requirements are listed here.

Application Process – The RRS application for the RRS class of 2022 is now open.

Students can apply using the Randall Research Scholars Program application after completing the Honors College Application through their MyBama account.

Application Deadline: December 12th, 2021

Applications that are received by the December deadline will be given consideration for the February in-person visit, interview, and selection for RRS. The RRS selection committee will review the applications to determine the finalists for on-campus interviews. All applicants will be notified of their status during the first week of February.

All communication concerning RRS applications will be through the student’s Crimson email account assigned by The University of Alabama.

Candice Keogh

Candice Keogh

Senior | New College & Pre-Med

"As a Randall Research Scholar, I have not only joined a unique community of high-achieving scholars, but I have also been challenged to adopt a mindset of excellence, professionalism, and humility in all that I do at UA and beyond."

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Sabrina Jung

Sabrina Jung

Senior | Math & Finance

“The Randall Research Scholars Program has far exceeded my expectations coming into college. It is a fun, fast paced, and collaborative environment designed to challenge each student while bringing together a diverse group of inquisitive and driven individuals.

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Mackenzi Barrett

Mackenzi Barrett

Senior | Economics

“RRS is truly a family. We learn together and grow together. While there is no better program at UA to develop your research skills, there is also no better place to forge friendships that will last a lifetime.”

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Our History of Excellence

The Randall Research Scholars Program was founded as the Computer-Based Honors Program (CBHP) in 1968 by Dr. Charles L. Seebeck to produce students who become leaders in application of computer techniques to various fields of knowledge. For the program's first fifty years, CBHP remained true to these original objectives while expanding the focus of the program to meet the continuing advances in technology and the advent of the “information age”. This culminated in 2017, when the program was renamed in honor of one of our previous directors, Dr. Catherine J. Randall. The Catherine J. Randall Research Scholars Program seeks to honor the groundbreaking original program objectives while expanding the vision to encourage continued development of its student researchers as leaders in their fields.

As the oldest undergraduate research program in the United States, the Randall Research Scholars Program is internationally competitive. The members of our program come from all over the globe and present their research at global conferences. Moreover, our students routinely earn prestigious academic awards at the national scale.


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