William & Mary

Rising Sophomores

Each year rising sophomores who have done exceptionally well academically are invited to apply for seats in the Monroe Scholars Program. The number of new Monroes admitted depends on the number of Monroes already in the class who were admitted to the program as freshmen. 

Students named Monroe Scholars as sophomores enjoy all of the upperclass benefits of the program, such as participation in the Monroe Speaker series with faculty and visiting speakers, and $3,000 in summer funding for a summer research project.