Sellinger Scholars

Are you an outstanding business student? You may be invited to join the Sellinger Scholars program during the spring semester of your first year. The Sellinger Scholars program is an honors program in business administration designed to prepare promising students for roles of leadership and service. In addition to its more rigorous academic curriculum, the Sellinger Scholars program helps develop students' business education by offering unique opportunities to interact with business professionals and community leaders. Sellinger Scholars are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership potential and community involvement.

Program Components

  1. Curricular Coursework (for credit)
    Required courses include outside reading, discussion and class presentations. Sellinger Scholars undertake additional reading and prepare research in consultation with faculty. Classes are smaller and taught seminar-style. Coursework begins in the fall of the sophomore year and is taken in sequence. The curriculum includes courses like Organizational Behavior, Managerial Accounting, Foundation of Electronic Business, Legal Environment of Business and Business Policy. These are not additional courses, but rather advanced sections of the traditional undergraduate business curriculum.
  2. Sellinger Scholars Experience (one-credit)
    This component of the program is designed to enhance the academic experience and broaden the learning environment. Students participate in professional, social and community service activities in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. A thematic approach focuses on leadership in the sophomore year, ethics and social responsibility in the junior year and life transitions in the senior year. Scholar activities include common text discussion, guest lecturers, site visits to businesses, community service and Senior Scholars mentoring and retreats.

Application Criteria and Retention

First-year students majoring in accounting or business administration who have completed 15 credits and earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be invited to apply to the Sellinger Scholars in their Spring semester. Admission is competitive and limited to 25 students per year. Scholars must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 in order to remain in the program. Students enrolled in the program will have a notation appear on the college transcript indicating that they were a Sellinger Scholars Program Participant.