James Monroe Scholars are the most academically distinguished undergraduates at William & Mary. Less than 10% of W&M undergraduates receive this prestigious designation.
Monroe Scholars enjoy many opportunities. Freshman and upperclass Scholars may apply for special funding for summer research projects. Scholars discuss various topics with faculty and staff during the Monroe Speaker series.
Incoming freshmen and rising sophomores are considered for admittance to the program. Selected freshman students are at the top of their high school classes, and have standardized test scores in the top five percent nationally. High-achieving rising sophomores may apply for seats in the Monroe Scholar Program.