Getterman Scholars Program

Getterman Scholars Program

Named in honor of Ted and Sue Getterman, this prestigious program is open to a few exceptional incoming students each year. The Getterman Scholars Program is open to high-achieving students across the academic disciplines, especially students interested in an integrated undergraduate liberal arts education that encourages connections between the various disciplines of study, the local and the global, the past and present, and the love of learning and service of God and neighbor.

Participants receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship, and selection carries with it a scholarship valued at approximately $60,000 renewable per year, covering tuition, fees, room, and board, along with support for study abroad, research and mission/service experiences.

Well-qualified prospective students are invited to apply for the program. From a select applicant pool, finalists are selected to attend an interview weekend to compete for a spot in the program. CLICK HERE to read more about the Getterman Endowed Scholarship Fund.

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Deadlines & Important Dates for 2020-2021
Getterman Applications Open September 1
Honors College Application Open October 1
Complete Admission File & Honors College Application Deadline* November 2
Getterman Scholars Application Deadline   November 10, 9am CST
Participation Notification Date December 1
Registration Deadline December 4, 9am CST
Opening Session (Virtual Event) January 19
Candidate Interviews with Honors College Faculty (Virtual) January 20-22
Selection Notification Date February 15

*Note: The Honors College application opens in goBAYLOR on October 1, 2020. All Getterman applicants should submit an application to the Honors College by November 2. Please CLICK HERE to learn more about applying to the individual programs/majors within the Honors College. 

Requirements During Undergraduate Program

Selected students must meet these requirements for continued eligibility:

  • Maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Make satisfactory progress in an Honors College program (Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, Great Texts Program, Honors Program, or University Scholars Program).
  • Commit summers to scholarship-supported study abroad, research activity, and mission/service work.
  • Participate in mentoring activities, including special seminars, leadership opportunities, and one-on-one advising.
  • Live in the Honors Residential College as an active, contributing member of the community (in order to retain room/board feature of scholarship).