Fellows Program

Each year, Concordia College admits a few outstanding students to the Fellows (Honors) Program. These students achieve high standards while maintaining a heavy course load and delving deeply into subject matter.

Perks of Fellowship

Concordia Fellows:

  • Receive the College's highest academic scholarships.
  • Channel into a special group and individualized program upon entry.
  • May take up to 21 credits per semester without an overload fee.
  • Participate in at least four 1-credit Honors Seminars, as well as a 3-credit service-learning project.
  • Attend various colloquia by distinguished guest speakers, plus lectures and events in New York City.

What Concordia Fellows Do

  • Make Dean’s List every semester.
  • Display their talents on independent projects and articles in Prelude, the annual Fellows journal.
  • Learn in seminar-style classes where what they say matters.
  • Study with mentors who guide, challenge and inspire.
  • Give back through service projects.
  • Use Manhattan as a classroom: sampling ethnic foods, viewing exhibits along Museum Mile, or attending performances.
  • Make a difference in college - and beyond.

Application Requirements

In order to apply for the Fellows Program, a student must be an admitted Concordia student and should meet the minimum qualifications below:

High School Seniors

  • Combined SAT scores of 1270 (Critical Reading and Math; from 2016 onward)/ACT composite score of 26.
  • Rank in the top 10% of the graduating class (if high school does not rank the class, please indicate).
  • Have a proven dedication to service in school, community or church.

Transfer Students

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Have a proven dedication to service in school, community or church.

Both High School Seniors and Transfer Students should submit the following materials in their application to the Fellows Program:

  • an application letter indicating what attracts you to the program and what you will bring to it;
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • copies of official transcripts and standardized test scores;
  • a sample of work (academic, creative or service) that shows you at your best; pick something you are proud of!

For more details about the program and to apply, contact Dr. Peter C. Hillman, Director of Fellows.