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.
  • 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

In order to apply for the Fellows Program, a student should meet the minimum qualifications as stated below:

High School Seniors

  • Combined SAT scores of 1200 (Critical Reading and Math sections) / ACT composite score of 27
  • Rank in the top 10% of their graduating class (if high school does not rank class, please indicate)
  • Have a proven dedication to service in school, community and church

Transfer Students

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

The application to the Fellows Program requires a statement of intent/purpose, two additional letters of recommendation, a sample of the individual’s respective work, as well as copies of the student’s official transcripts and standardized test scores.

Learn More

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