James Monroe Scholars are the most academically distinguished undergraduates at the College of William & Mary. Less than 10% of W&M undergraduates receive this prestigious designation.
All incoming freshmen are considered for admittance to the program--no additional application is required. Students selected usually graduate in the highest range of their high school classes and present standardized test scores in the top five percent nationally. Other selection criteria include a concern for community, intellectual depth, curiosity, and a demonstrated devotion to learning for learning's sake.
Each year, rising sophomores with outstanding academic records in their freshman year are invited to apply for seats in the Monroe Scholar Program. After spring grades have been posted, the Charles Center staff sends announcements to the home addresses of eligible students.
The Roy R. Charles Center is the administrative home of the Monroe Scholar Program. Please browse the Charles Center website for additional information on the program, including Monroe Scholars who are applying for postgraduate funding such as the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright national scholarships.