2023 Norlin Cohort
Scholars at a picnic table
2023 Graduates
Scholars playing social empathy game
Scholars at Chautauqua
FA 23 Norlin Class

The multidisciplinary Norlin Scholars Program welcomes students interested in a holistic education. Program participants move from being a student to a scholar; they learn to shift from seeking answers to the asking of questions; they hone their curiosity and build integrative, critical thinking capacities as well as collaborative, multi-modal, verbal and written communication skills. Our office has your full human development in mind with mentoring, academic, professional and social/cultural events, and plenty of support for your health and well-being. 

The Norlin Scholars Program values an undergraduate education that in whole or in part:

  • cultivates a deeper sense of interconnectedness and interdependence 
  • inspires intentional inquiry
  • engages questions in academic, professional, public and global contexts
  • nurtures students' personal and professional growth
  • invites application of learning in the major to addressing social issues
  • employs multiple ways of knowing and meaning making
  • deepens personal, cultural and social awareness
  • honors joy, play, empathy, humor, compassion, spirit, curiosity, and creativity as essential elements of knowing, learning, relating and being

Other benefits of being a Norlin Scholar include:

  • small, unique core courses 
  • research or creative projects with faculty 
  • individual, group and peer mentoring 
  • access to top scholarship advising and guidance 
  • opportunities for professional training and development 
  • a stimulating, multidisciplinary peer group 
  • a yearly scholarship, renewable contingent upon progress on program components