The Fenwick Scholar Program

Anna Moran Fenwick Scholar 2023-2024

Fenwick Scholars for 2023–2024, Anna Moran

The Fenwick Scholar Program is the highest academic honor the College bestows on a student. The scholar designs and participates in a rigorous academic project over the course of the senior year. 

From among third-year students nominated by their major departments, the Fenwick Selection Committee — which includes the president of the College, and the Provost — selects the student(s) most worthy of this unique academic opportunity. The Scholar designs, with one or more advisors, a program of independent research or a project that will in effect be his or her entire curriculum for the senior year.  (Projects are normally the equivalent of 3 -6 courses.) With these projects, Fenwick Scholars are expected to complete their undergraduate educations in challenging, creative, and meaningful ways. At the end of the fourth year, the Fenwick Scholar is required to give a public presentation to the College community, and to present an appropriate record of this achievement to the College library.