Scholars Program

What is the Scholars Program?

At Union College, we offer all of our students an excellent, well-rounded liberal arts education. Additionally, the Union College Scholars Program is a rigorous academic program offered to a select group of outstanding incoming students. Scholars are selected at the time of admission and given the opportunity to pursue an accelerated and challenging curriculum structure. Scholars are fully integrated into college life, often serving as mentors and tutors to their peers.

Our Philosophy:

The basic requirements of the Scholars Program are to prepare the scholars for challenging opportunities, both inside and outside Union. Our philosophy is to lay the groundwork for these students and provide the support for each scholar to springboard to his or her greatest potential.

News & Events:

For our latest news, please see our Facebook fan page at Please check out our Kudos section for recent announcements of Scholars' accomplishments. 

Upcoming Events:

April 6/7, 13/14, 21 and 25: Admitted Student Open Houses. Please contact to make an appointment during an open house.

April 9: Spring Book Club. "To Kill a Mockingbird" with Prof. Brennan. 7:00 p.m. in Grant Hall.

April 24: Workshop "How to give an outstanding presentation at the Steinmetz Symposium." 1:00-1:45 p.m. in Becker 201.

May 9: Steinmetz reception for Scholars. 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Hale House.

May 17: Ropes Course at Adirondack Extreme. Bus leaves at 10 a.m.

Etiquette Dinner (Date TBD).

Spring Picnic (Date TBD).

Senior precept reunions (Date TBD).

June 15: Commencement


Questions? Email or call the Director, Maggie Tongue, at 518 388 8311.