The University Scholars Program selects highly motivated and accomplished students to participate in professional, personal, and intellectual development and to serve as ambassadors for the University Honors Program. The program provides curious and deep thinkers with opportunities to learn for learning’s sake. The intention of the program is to not only identify the most innovative, curious, and motivated students, but to also challenge them to use their talents to the full.
University Scholars participate each semester in small group seminars, called Exploration Series, with their fellow Scholars, and they receive a scholarship of $1,000 per semester for up to eight semesters. University Scholars typically occupy key leadership positions throughout campus and the community, are involved in significant undergraduate research projects, and go on to win major scholarships such as the Gilman, Goldwater, and Fulbright, among others.
University Scholars are also frequently accepted into their preferred professional programs or top-tier graduate programs. Overall, University Scholars represent the core values and mission of LAUNCH: Honors at Texas A&M University and are expected to be leaders within the Honors community as well as the campus at large.