Presidential Honors Scholars Program
The top ten percent of the entering first-year class in CAS is invited to join the Presidential Honors Scholars Program. CAS students may also apply for entry after they have matriculated, having demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to leadership and service.
Students participating in the Presidential Honors Scholars Program have the opportunity to enrich their academic and cultural experience in the College.
- Scholars participate in a Scholar Seminar in the first and second years that provides guidance and faculty mentoring focused on developing and building the skills needed for research at the honors level. Advanced Honors Seminars are also available in the second and third years.
- Scholars apply for a grant from the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF). Grant recipients present their research findings at the CAS Undergraduate Research Conference, and have their abstracts published in Inquiry, the College’s annual journal for undergraduate research.
- Scholars achieve a 3.65 GPA.
- Scholars complete the Honors track in their major. This includes taking special courses, undertaking a research project, and writing a thesis prior to graduation.
- Scholars have the opportunity to participate in the Scholars Lecture Series, cultural activities, community service, and service–learning projects.
- Scholars study away at one of the sites in the NYU Global Network.