Getterman Scholars Requirements for Consideration

The Getterman Scholars Program is designed for students committed to scholarship, leadership, and service of the highest merit.

Application is available by invitation to well qualified prospective students that have scored 1500 or above on the SAT (math and critical reading) or a 34 or above on the ACT.

Requirements for Consideration

Students who have been invited and are interested in applying for the Getterman Scholars Program should complete these steps by a November 11 (9:00 a.m. CST) deadline:

  1. Submit a completed admission file to Baylor University. Your goBAYLOR account will show you what is needed to complete your application file. You must complete your file by the November 1 deadline to be considered for the Getterman Scholars Program.
  2. Submit a completed application for one or more Baylor Honors College programs or majors (Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, Honors Program, Great Texts major, or University Scholars major). Click here to learn more about the Honors College. Note: The Getterman Scholars application requires the email contact information for two references. If the selection committee reaches a point at which it would like additional information about an applicant, the committee will reach out to references for responses to focused questions. If you apply to the University Scholars major, a major in the Honors College, you will need to submit letters of recommendation through your goBAYLOR account for this major.
  3. Submit the Getterman Scholars Program application through your goBAYLOR account. The application requires completing a written application, and uploading a three-minute video-recorded essay that responds to one of the following prompts:

    C.S. Lewis wrote, “Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books.” How would you describe the outlook of the current age? What does it see well and what does it overlook? Which “old books” do you recommend as a way of augmenting or correcting our culture’s vision? Why?


    St. Pope John Paul II wrote, “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” Why do you believe both faith and reason are necessary? How might JPII’s claim shape the curriculum of a Christian university, both generally and particularly (give concrete examples)? What implications follow for study in your academic major, everyday habits of life, and aspirations for worthy contributions, whatever your field of preparation may be?