2019 Norlin Scholars
2019 Norlin Scholars
2019 Norlin Scholar Graduates
2019 Graduates
Constructions of Knowledge
Constructions of Knowledge class
Norlin Scholars posing in front of the Boulder History Museum
Norlin 2000 class visits Museum of Boulder
Students Gather at the Scholars Conference
Scholars Conference
Norlin Scholars at the Scholar Campout
Scholar Campout
Norlin Scholars presenting Digital Narratives at the Scholars Conference
Digital narrative presentation at the Scholars Conference
Jack Plantz meditating
Scholar meditating, Indian Creek, Utah (photo courtesy of J. Plantz)

The interdisciplinary Norlin Scholars Program is for students interested in a liberal education. In other words, you'll move from being a student to a scholar; you'll learn to shift from seeking answers to the asking of questions; you'll hone your 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. 

Our program provides 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 multiple ways of knowing and making meaning
  • 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, invigorating 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, interdisciplinary peer group 
  • a yearly scholarship that is renewable contingent on meeting program requirements