Scholar Kasra Roostan presents his research
Poster presentation at the scholars conference
Scholars participating in African dance.
African dance at the annual retreat
Scholars in classroom discussion.
Curiosity Lab meeting

Please become familiar with the Norlin requirements below. You will receive emails about most of this information, but you are expected to be proactive and independent in fulfilling Norlin requirements and staying in contact. Failure to meet requirements may result in temporary withholding or permanent revocation of the scholarship.

Norlin Scholarship Program Components & Opportunities 

Four-year Norlin Scholars must fulfill the following Program Components in order to retain the scholarship:

Every Year

  • Keep a consistent GPA of 3.25 and be registered full-time (a minimum of 12 semester-based, on-campus credits)
  • Maintain regular and frequent communication with the Program Director regarding fulfillment of requirements, academic progress, studying abroad, time out, student conduct violations, etc.
  • Adhere to the University’s codes of professional, academic, disciplinary and personal conduct
  • Attend the SUEP Scholars Conference (Spring)
  • Provide an Annual Report Narrative (or Exit Survey if graduating) by June 1st 

First Year

  • Take NRLN 2000, Constructions of Knowledge: Ways of Knowing in the Academy and Beyond (SUEP will assign you to a semester)
  • Attend the SUEP Welcome Dinner (Fall)
  • Attend the SUEP Retreat (Fall)
  • Meet with the Director, Assistant Director or Norlin Faculty for a one-on-one consultation about your academic and other plans (Fall)
  • There may be additional mandatory events such as cohort meetings, attendance at welcome back or more. These requirements will be outlined in the Welcome Letter.  

Second Year

  • Participate in the non-credit bearing Curiosity Lab (both semesters)

Third Year

  • Take NRLN 3500, Constructions of Knowledge in the Fields (SUEP will assign you to a semester)

Fourth Year

  • Present your research, scholarly or creative project, even if work-in-progress, at our annual SUEP Scholars Conference unless you presented in a previous year (Spring)

Two-year rising junior Norlin Scholars must fulfill the following Program Components in order to retain the scholarship:

Every Year

  • Same as Four-year Norlin Scholars above

Junior Year

  • Take NRLN 3500, Constructions of Knowledge in the Fields in Fall (SUEP will enroll you)
  • Attend the SUEP Welcome Dinner (Fall)
  • Attend the SUEP Retreat (Fall)
  • Meet with the Director, Assistant Director or Norlin Faculty for a one-on-one consultation about your academic and other plans and, later, to review the plan for research, scholarly or creative work (Fall)

Senior Year

  • Undertake a research, scholarly or creative project within the major discipline or write an honors thesis and present your work, even if work in progress, at our annual SUEP Scholars Conference unless you presented the previous year (Spring)

Optional Opportunites

We also encourage all Norlin Scholars to participate in the following Norlin Scholar optional activities:

  • Norlin Scholarship selection process
  • Recruitment events promoting Norlin or other undergraduate enrichment programs
  • Mentoring or tutoring other scholars
  • Applying to be a Norlin intern
  • Initiating and helping to coordinate a Norlin Scholars academic or service activity or event on your own (with Director's approval)

You might also want to consider these CU Boulder opportunities: