Scholars Program

The Wartburg Scholars Program is an honors program that brings together highly motivated students from a broad range of disciplines. The Scholars program is dedicated to improving the intellectual life on campus by providing students who strive for academic excellence enriching academic challenges and learning opportunities through service activities, coursework, and research.  Through these endeavors, students become more independent and critical thinkers, explore new knowledge, and appreciate and respect diversity.

What are the additional benefits of the Wartburg Scholars Program?

  • The opportunity to live with other Scholars students in a living-learning community.

  • Interaction with other motivated students who enjoy intellectual challenges.

  • Smaller class sizes allow for more in depth exploration of coursework – typical class sizes are 18 or smaller.

  • Seminars offered only to Scholars students, which includes one seminar taught by the College President and Dean of Faculty.

  • Special programming open only to students in the program.

  • Scholars Academic Honors Project Requirement – typically completed in a student’s senior year, this experience focuses on research or some other creative endeavor, the format of which will depend upon the nature of the project, one’s academic major program requirements, and the guiding principles of one’s academic discipline.