College Scholar Programs

The College Scholar Programs offer exceptional opportunities to students who have distinguished themselves academically as well as in other areas including leadership, creativity and service.

These stimulating and challenging programs include the College Honors Program, the Fenwick Scholar Program, and the Presidential Scholars Symposium.

College Honors Program

The College Honors Program brings together academically accomplished and highly motivated students to pursue advanced, multidisciplinary studies in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The program is grounded in deep appreciation of creativity, curiosity, and intellectual openness, and is especially well suited for students who hope to build upon the expertise they develop in their majors. Students accepted to this very selective program take two special seminars, participate in an interdisciplinary colloquium, and pursue a senior thesis project. 

Fenwick Scholar Program

The Fenwick Scholar Program is the highest academic honor the College bestows. Each year, one senior is given the unique opportunity to pursue a challenging, cohesive, yearlong project that he or she has designed in consultation one or more faculty advisors. The Fenwick Scholar is selected through a rigorous application process which takes place during the student's junior year.

College Honors Program Acting Director

Professor Ellen Perry
Acting Director, College Scholar Programs
Fenwick 414

Academic Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Lier
Class Deans’ Office