Fellows (Honors) 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. Mandana Nakhai (Dean of School of Humanities and Honors) or Dr. Kate Behr (Director of Fellows).