Honors.

 

Honors

You’re smart. We know that. But we also know that for you, being smart is not enough. You’re curious, restless and hungry for a challenge. That’s why we provide exceptional students with rigorous yet rewarding opportunities for honors study. Plus, if you are accepted to the Baldwin Honors or Civic Scholars program, you’ll be rewarded with generous merit scholarships.

Baldwin Honors: $25,000 Annual Scholarship

Drew recognizes promising scholars and leaders with an invitation to the Baldwin Honors program, which includes a substantial four-year scholarship, opportunities for independent study and research and access to master classes.

Civic Scholars: $2,500 Annual Scholarship

Written in stone high on Drew’s gothic gateway are the words, “Freely Ye Have Received, Freely Give.” Drew’s Civic Scholars program rewards applicants showing extraordinary commitment to the community with a four-year scholarship and inclusion in special seminars and community-based classes.

Specialized Honors

If receiving a diploma with the words “graduated with honors” on it sounds sweet, then keep your GPA high and you’ll receive an invitation your junior year to write and present a senior thesis. Do that well, and this distinction is yours.

Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma of New Jersey

In 1980, Drew became the third institution in New Jersey to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

The chapter by-laws specify that members are elected “on the basis of broad cultural interests, scholarly achievement, and good character.” Here are the principal qualifications the chapter uses to determine whether the academic requirements have been met:

  1. a high GPA; the chapter applies different cutoffs for graduating seniors, juniors with enough credits to have senior standing, and juniors (these cutoffs are determined partly by limits the national organization imposes on the number of students the chapter can elect in a single year; in the past few years, all three cutoffs have been well above A-);
  2. sufficient breadth of courses taken;
  3. knowledge of a foreign language at a level appropriate for a liberal education (students demonstrate this knowledge by (a) completing language study through the intermediate level at Drew; (b) attaining exemption from the foreign language requirement; or (c) having English as a second language); and,
  4. knowledge of mathematics at a level appropriate for a liberal education (students demonstrate this knowledge by having credit for four credits in mathematics or computer science, whether taken at Drew, earned through Advanced Placement, or transferred from another college).

Chapter Officers

President

Maria Masucci, 973–408–3496 – mmasucci@drew.edu
Vice President – Joanna Miller – 973–408-3656 – jmiller1@drew.edu
Secretary –Richard White – 973–408–3324 – rwhite1@drew.edu
Historian – Jesse Mann – 973)-408-3472 – jmann@drew.edu