Prospective Students

Thank you for exploring our highly selective University-wide honors program — the Binghamton University Scholars Program. 

If you are invited to become a Binghamton University Scholar, you will enjoy a range of special academic, social, and career development opportunities:

  • President's Honors or All-University Honors upon graduation and completion of Scholars requirements (depending on GPA)
  • Guaranteed choice of any major until March 15 of your first year, provided you meet the 3.25 GPA threshold
  • Earlier course registration compared to non-Scholars of your class
  • Scholars Award of $3,500 available to be used from the start of your second year until graduation for a high-impact educational experience such as education abroad, a summer or winter internship, mentored research, or advanced professional development
  • Scholars social events throughout the year such as group hikes, picnics, dinners, sporting events, and day trips
  • A peer mentoring program led by second-year Scholars
  • Mentoring by top University officials and faculty
  • A dedicated program staff to help you with academic advising and your transition to being a new college student

As important as all of the opportunities listed above, first-year Scholars live in the Scholars Learning Community in Broome Hall of Newing College, one of the newest residential communities at Binghamton. This provides new Scholars with a place to live and learn with other Scholars as roommates, neighbors, and classmates.  Non-Scholars also live in the Newing residential community, providing you with many opportunities to socialize and connect with Scholars and non-Scholars alike. 

We all sincerely hope that Binghamton University will be your college choice this fall and that the Scholars program will be central to that experience.

With best wishes,

Stephen R. Ortiz (Prof. Steve)

Executive Director, Binghamton University Scholars Program