Scholars Program

“The Scholars program provided me with a wealth of incredible opportunities to grow as a student both at Luther and abroad. The Intersections courses and scholarships connected me with a community of friends and faculty who are passionate about learning.” —Emily Holm ‘16

At Luther, the 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:

Designed to encourage students to develop an independent and self-motivated love of learning and a high level of engagement and accomplishment, the program both fosters and celebrates our students' achievement. All Luther students are welcome to explore these opportunities.

The Scholars program is administered by Terry Sparkes, Associate Dean and Director of College Honors, and overseen by the Honors Advisory Committee, representing faculty and students from across the college:

  • Joe Breitenstein, Associate Professor Psychology
  • Anne-Marine Feat, Assistant Professor of French
  • Katie Kovacovich, Senior
  • Claude Mertzenich, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Olga Michels, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Laurie Zaring, Associate Professor of Linguistics and French
  • Terry Sparkes, Associate Dean and Director of College Honors, chair

“It makes my soul happy. The Scholars program is liberal arts at its finest!” —Samantha Clements ‘19