The Charles Center is administrative home to several of the College's distinguished student scholars' programs.
James Monroe Scholars are guaranteed a $3,000 summer research grant. They also participate in the Monroe Lunch series of lecture/discussions, gaining exposure to new and different topics in scholarship, courses, programs and careers; and have access to various resources and may seek special funding for summer research projects.
Murray Scholars participate in specially designed seminars, study for a semester at Oxford University, and, under the guidance of a faculty mentorship team, design an innovative cross-disciplinary major and capstone research project.
Sharpe Community Scholars learn from one another in a shared service-learning course, live together in a dedicated residence hall, and participate in local community projects that develop their problem-solving and leadership skills.
The W&M Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE) is a program designed to provide and enhance research opportunities for W&M Scholars. SURE students participate in workshops that provide them with information and resources for conducting research and preparing for graduate school. SURE students also attend additional workshops that provide practical advice for life at W&M (e.g., time management, choosing a major) as well as cultural and social events.