Sellinger Scholars

Sellinger Scholars - an undergraduate business program at Loyola University MarylandThe Sellinger Scholars program is a three-year 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.


Sellinger Scholars students take nine honors-level courses as a cohort which fulfill degree requirements for the BBA, Bachelor of Business Administration.

Sophomore Year
BH 200 Financial Accounting
BH 251 Information Systems
BH 320 Financial Management
BH 240 Marketing
BH 292 International Business

Junior Year
BH 201 Management
BH330 Operations Management

Senior Year
BH 305 Legal Environment of Business
BH 402 Business Policy

Sellinger Scholars Experience Courses

Scholars enroll in this one-credit experiential course every semester. Activities include:

  • Guest lecturers
  • Corporate site visits
  • Community service
  • Professional development
  • Networking

Co-Curricular Projects

Sellinger Scholars focus each year on one project in the areas of leadership, service and research and present their projects to the Sellinger Scholars students at the end of the year.

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.

The application process consist of an application form, two-page essay, two letters of recommendation and an interview with the Program Directors. Selection criteria includes demonstrated academic achievement, leadership potential, community involvement and strong communication skills.

Further Inquiries

Please email Ms. Jan O’Brien for further inquiries.

Jan O’Brien
Sellinger Scholars Administrative Assistant