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Scholars Programs

During each application process we identify individuals of extraordinary talent and promise as Alumni Memorial Scholars, Benton Scholars, and OUS Scholars.
Within a community of incredibly talented students, students admitted to these scholars programs set the standard for achievement and participation on campus.

Students are selected by the admission committee for these three honors without separate application or nomination. Students are informed of their selection at the time of their acceptance to the university.

Alumni Memorial Scholars

Top applicants to Colgate are admitted as part of the Alumni Memorial Scholars (AMS) program, the highest honor in the admission process. The flagstone of the AMS program is the ability to apply for an independent research grant of up to $6,000 during the four years at Colgate.

Benton Scholars

The Benton Scholars Program is about leadership in the global context. Participating students benefit from classes and experiences that will ensure they are poised for success in the 21st century.
Benton scholars at the Sungnyemun Gate

Office of Undergraduate Studies

Students named OUS scholars have demonstrated incredible talent, creativity, intellect, and determination in the face of significant challenges. The OUS program is designed to ensure that these talented individuals are fully prepared to take advantage of their college experience, and to become leaders on our campus.
Herbal medicine plantation owner helps Tram Nguyen '16 cool down with a leaf after showing her how herbs can also be used as face paint.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for students admitted to any of our scholars programs is consistent with Colgate's financial aid philosophy: it is provided solely on the basis of demonstrated need. FINANCIAL AID