Now in our fifth year, we have continued to welcome University Scholars to Northeastern from all over the United States and world. The University Scholars Program is the largest, most diverse, and most accomplished merit scholarship cohort in the country and the world. Our Scholars represent a remarkable diversity of experience and backgrounds – within our cohort, Scholars now represent 46 countries and 44 states, double-digit percentages of Scholars self-identify as black or Hispanic, and the academic profile of our group is unmatched.
Beyond the numbers, 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 performed outstanding, high-impact community service; and 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.