Baldwin Honors

Baldwin Honors


Baldwin Honors Scholars are Drew’s highest-achieving students, chosen for their strong academic record and exceptional leadership to pursue opportunities for independent learning, engagement and research beyond the regular undergraduate curriculum.

Baldwin Scholars complete an advanced 21-credit curriculum that includes an 8-credit senior thesis:

First year: Attend a one-credit fall honors colloquium and spring honors seminar
Sophomore year: Take a fall or spring honors seminar
Junior year: Participate in a community initiative
Senior year: Complete a capstone honors thesis or project

Scholars also take part in unique learning and leadership opportunities:

Research Grants: Apply for funding to support your research at Drew or abroad, during the academic year and the summer.

Scholars Advisory Committee: Serve as an elected member of the Honors Scholars Advisory Committee and help design and organize future events and programming.

Networking with Leaders: Receive exclusive invitations to network with alumni and meet distinguished guests such as John Oliver, Arianna Huffington, Cory Booker and Condoleezza Rice.

Cultural Events: Attend a play and an opening night gala at the Shakespeare Theatre. Enjoy free cultural experiences, from concerts at Lincoln Center to museum trips to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.


If you have demonstrated academic excellence and talent, purposeful engagement, and leadership in your school or community, you are eligible to be considered for the Baldwin Scholars program.

You must have an A average in your high school’s most rigorous college preparatory program, and a minimum SAT score in the low to mid-1200s (critical reading and mathematics) or a total ACT score of 27.

Current Drew students may also be nominated by the faculty to join the Honors Program or apply during their first and sophomore years.

The admissions committee selects students for the program based on their admission applications and supporting documents. See Program Admission and Requirements for more information. Candidates will be notified of their selection at the time of their admission to Drew. There is a cap on the Baldwin Program of 60 students per class.

Once they have entered the Baldwin program, students are expected to maintain a 3.6 GPA to remain in the program. A 3.0 GPA is required to retain the Baldwin Scholarship.

Merit scholarship award

Students invited to participate in the Baldwin Honors Program receive $25,000 toward their tuition each year. Beyond merit awards, eligible students may also qualify for need-based financial assistance.