Between 1990-2019, the University Scholars Program selected over 400 highly motivated and accomplished students to participate in professional, personal, and intellectual development and to serve as ambassadors for the University Honors Program. Because of budget cuts and a directive to focus on programs that impact more students, this scholarship program has been sunset, with no new recipients selected in 2020 or beyond. We are evaluating how to reformat and continue aspects of the program such as the Exploration Series and ambassador role.
University Scholars participate each semester in small group seminars, called Exploration Series, with their fellow Scholars, and they receive a $ 6,000 scholarship ($2,000/yr over three years). 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.