New Sophomore Monroe Scholars

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

Each year, the top 5-7 percent (based on their cumulative GPA) of rising sophomores who have done exceptionally well academically in their first year at W&M are invited to apply for the Monroe Scholar Program. Charles Center staff will send eligible students email invitations to apply for the program at the beginning of the fall semester (typically October). There are usually around 20 new seats available for rising sophomores.

Scholars who entered the program as first-year students remain in the program when they become sophomores. Transfer students are not eligible for this program.

The Monroe Scholar Program application is due in November. The link to the online application form will be in the invitation email. Contact [[llove, Lindsey Love]] if you lose the email or have problems with it. (Note: the application form will only be resent to those students who were previously invited to apply.)

The application requires that you submit a project proposal. Follow the general requirements outlined in the guidelines, but your submission deadline will be different from the Monroe Scholars who entered the program as first-year.