Fellows (Honors) Program

Concordia College admits only a few outstanding students each year to the Fellows (Honors) Program. Academically, you are challenged to stretch your mind and achieve high standards while maintaining a heavy course load. Of course, the Honors Program has its rewards: not only do you get to investigate issues and delve more deeply into subjects, Concordia Fellows have the opportunity to receive a scholarship of up to full-tuition.

Perks of Fellowship

In addition to your normal course load, as a Fellow you will:

  • Channel into a special group and individualized program upon entry.
  • Participate in at least four 1-credit Honors Seminars during your college career, as well as a 3-credit Service Learning Project.
  • Be allowed to take up to 21 credits per semester without an overload fee.
  • Attend various colloquia by Concordia faculty and lectures and events in New York City.

What Concordia Fellows Do

  • Make Dean’s List every semester.
  • Display their talents on independent projects or articles in Prelude, the annual Fellows journal, like a recent piece on China’s energy industry.
  • Learn in seminar-style classes where what they say matters.
  • Study with mentors who guide, challenge, and inspire.
  • Give something back through service projects, like visiting residents at an adult care facility.
  • Use Manhattan as a classroom, sampling ethnic foods, exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or off-Broadway satires.
  • Become high-achieving people who make a difference.

Application Requirements


New students, as well as current freshmen and sophomores, may apply to the Fellows Committee for admission to the program. First-year students should rank in the top 10% of their high school class and show an SAT score (total of the Critical Reading and Math sections) of 1200 or above. Transfer students must present a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.

For more details about the program and how to apply, contact Dr. Kate Behr.