Now in our third year, we have continued to welcome University Scholars to Northeastern from all over the world. Currently, Northeastern University Scholars come to us from over 40 countries and 42 of the United States and territories. They are a tremendous group of students who have already begun making deep impacts on our campus. Their thirst to explore, to be challenged, to pursue unique paths, and to give back to the communities they touch guides us as we continue to shape the future of the University Scholars Program at Northeastern. Here, you will find some information about the current crop of University Scholars, as well as more detailed profiles of our young leaders and thinkers.
From an initial cohort of 42, the University Scholars Program is now over 390 students strong. Beyond the numbers, our Scholars boast achievements as captains of team sports; performers in dance, theater, or music; students who have earned either the Eagle Scout or Gold Award designation; students who completed university coursework prior to NU; students who also performed community service; and as valedictorians. Scholars' accomplishments and impact include national and international recognition in music, art, math and science competitions, debate, and Model United Nations; founding nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurship ventures; health, science and technology research alongside graduate students and in industry; and proficiency in numerous languages. They each exemplify intellectual and interdisciplinary curiosity and maturity, and are talented, high caliber students whom will have many choices for college and university enrollment.