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 excellence and talent, purposeful engagement and leadership in your school or community, you are eligible to be considered for the Baldwin Scholars program. The admissions committee will select students for the program based on their admission applications and supporting documents. Candidates will be notified of their selection at the time of their admission to Drew. In addition to the Baldwin Honors merit award, eligible students may also qualify for need-based financial assistance.