Scholars Program

The Scholars Program provides invaluable opportunities to grow as a student both at Luther and abroad. It connected me with a unique community of friends and faculty who are passionate about learning and making a global impact. Being part of that community shaped my entire Luther experience.

—Emily Holm ‘16

Luther's Scholars Program offers a range of special opportunities to:

  • Challenge intellectually talented students to excel academically and explore deeply
  • Encourage students to develop a wide-ranging interest in the conversation of ideas
  • Enrich the cultural life of the community through sharing that learning and excitement
  • Enable students to become attractive candidates for graduate and professional school and professional employment
  • Prepare students for exceptional achievement and service

    The Scholars Program includes a distinctive curriculum, "Intersections: Seeking the Common Good"


Luther College encourages students to develop an independent and self-motivated love of learning and a high level of engagement and accomplishment.  All Luther students are welcome to explore opportunities for student research and development, including:

These programs are administered through the Dean's Office and overseen by the Honors Advisory Committee:

  • Rachel Brummel, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Elizabeth Steding, Associate Professor of German, Director of Student Honors and Fellowships (chair)
  • Rita Tejada, Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Loren Toussaint, Professor of Psychology