Getterman Scholars Program

Getterman Scholars Program

Named in honor of Ted and Sue Getterman, this nationally competitive program is open to a few exceptional incoming students each year. The Getterman Scholars Program attracts 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.

Finalists 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 2022-2023
Getterman Application Open September 1
Honors College Application Open October 1
Complete Admission File Deadline November 1
Honors College Application Deadline November 28, 11:59 p.m. CST
Getterman Scholars Application Deadline   November 28, 11:59 p.m. CST
Participation Notification Date December 12
Registration Deadline December 16
Candidate Interviews with Honors College Faculty (In-Person Event) January 20
Attend Invitation to Excellence (Honors College Session) January 21
Selection Notification Date March 17

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to the Honors College

The Honors College application opens in goBAYLOR on October 1. All Getterman applicants should submit an application to the Honors College by November 28. Please CLICK HERE to learn more about applying to the individual programs/majors within the Honors College. 

Students will receive an email with steps on how to activate their goBAYLOR account about 48 hours after submitting their application via the Common App or ApplyTX. Students do not need to be admitted before having access to goBAYLOR and are able to access the Honors College Application once their application has been received. We recommend students wait until they receive this email to activate their goBAYLOR account as to not cause a duplicate which can delay the processing of their application. For a detailed breakdown of the Honors College application process, please CLICK HERE.

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).

If you have questions about the Getterman Scholars Program not answered on our FAQ page, please email