Scholars Program

The Wartburg Scholars Program is an honors program that brings together highly motivated students from a broad range of disciplines. It 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 think more critically about new knowledge while gaining a greater appreciation and respect for 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 (typically 18 or fewer) allow for more in-depth exploration of coursework.

  • Seminars offered only to Scholars students, including one taught by the college president and dean of the faculty.

  • Special programming open only to students in the program.

  • The Academic Scholars 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).