a substantial four-year scholarship merit award
Baldwin Scholars are exceptional students with strong academic records
who seek a special opportunity for independent learning, engagement and research.
The honors program meets this demand by offering you a challenging set of courses beyond the regular undergraduate curriculum:
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
Baldwin scholars also take one additional honors course: a seminar, honors-across-the-curriculum course or tutorial, and are expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA to remain in the program.
The program is augmented with exclusive co- and extracurricular activities.
Imagine taking part in:
- A sophomore fall honors off-campus overnight, a trip underscoring an academic topic or theme
- Regular honors gatherings with the program director for topical conversations like sustainable energy, the economy and more
- Receptions, dinners or master classes with elite VIP speakers, such as recent visitors former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
If you have demonstrated academic purposefulness and talent, engagement and leadership and you have a GPA of 3.5 or above, you are eligible to be a Baldwin Scholar. The admissions committee will select students for the program based on their applications for admission. Candidates will be notified of their selection at the time of their admission to Drew. Need-based financial aid is also available beyond the merit award.