Sellinger Scholars

A group of undergraduate Sellinger scholars

The Sellinger Scholars program is an honors program in business administration designed to prepare high achieving, highly motivated undergraduate students for roles of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.  Eligible students are invited to apply in the spring of their freshman year only.  The selection process is competitive and includes recommendations and an interview.  Sellinger Scholars must maintain 15 credits per semester and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 in order to remain in the program.  Upon completion of the program, a notation will appear on the college transcript indicating Sellinger Scholars program participant.

The Program

The program has two primary components: honors level business core coursework taken as a cohort of scholars and participation each term in a Sellinger Scholars Experience.  Required courses offer increased rigor in the form of outside reading, discussion, and class presentations.  Program participants are pre-registered for Scholars course sections which are typically smaller in size and allow for greater interaction with faculty and classmates.  Coursework begins in the fall of the sophomore year and must be taken in sequence.  The second component, The Sellinger Scholars Experience, a one credit course which offers students the opportunity to participate in leadership development, social justice exploration and professional, social, and community activities.  This element supports the academic experience and a student’s professional development and enhances leadership skills.

Application Criteria

Freshmen who have completed 15 credits (excluding AP credits) with a minimum GPA of 3.5, majoring in accounting or business administration, will be invited to apply to the program the spring of their freshman year only.