Student art describing Norlin Scholars Program
Student art describing Norlin Scholars Program
Scholars participating in African dance.
African dance at the annual retreat
Norlin Scholars at the Chief Niwot Exhibit
Norlin Scholars at the Chief Niwot Exhibit

Please become familiar with the Norlin program components below. Participants receive emails about most of this information, but 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. 

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

Every Year

  • Keep a consistent GPA of 3.0 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 Norlin Celebration of Scholars (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 (UEP will assign you to a semester)
  • Attend the New Scholar Welcome Reception (Fall)
  • Attend the New Scholar Retreat (Fall)
  • Meet with the 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 second-year scholar support programming (both semesters)

Third Year

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

Fourth Year

  • Sharing of Experiential Learning Component (Spring)

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

Every Year

  • Keep a consistent GPA of 3.0 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 Norlin Celebration of Scholars (Spring)
  • Provide an Annual Report Narrative (or Exit Survey if graduating) by June 1st 

Junior Year

  • Take NRLN 3500, Constructions of Knowledge in the Fields in Fall (UEP will enroll you)
  • Attend the New Scholar Welcome Reception (Fall)
  • Attend the New Scholar Retreat (Fall)
  • Meet with the Director or Norlin Faculty for a one-on-one consultation about your academic and other plans (Fall)

Senior Year

  • Sharing of Experiential Learning Component (Spring)

Optional Opportunities

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: