The Scholars Program, established in 1960, is the oldest honors program in the City University of New York and has been a model for similar programs throughout the nation. An interdisciplinary liberal arts program, the Scholars Program offers honors-level Core Studies courses, interdisciplinary seminars, and guided research on a senior thesis.
Distinguished by their strong writing ability Scholars Program graduates are admitted to Ph.D. programs in diverse disciplines including anthropology, art, English, mathematics, physics, philosophy and psychology at such universities as Berkeley, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale, and New York University. Graduates of the Scholars Program enter such fields as law, medicine, teaching, speech therapy, public health, radio, television and film producing, and biochemistry.
Scholars Program students admitted as incoming freshmen receive a Brooklyn College Foundation Presidential Scholarship of up to $4,000 annually of undergraduate study as well as a laptop computer. Scholars are eligible for study and research abroad stipends.
The Scholars Program is the only honors program open to matriculated freshmen and sophomores (up to 48 credits) and transfer students.