Scholars Program

Seward Fellows Program

Union College also offers an honors program for students already enrolled at the college. The Seward Interdisciplinary Fellows program lets students develop their own program of study exploring connections among disciplines.

Normally, students apply during fall of their sophomore year. They may be from any discipline but must have demonstrated excellence in their first year at Union College. Current Union Scholars may also apply. Seward Fellows build an interdisciplinary “Seward Organizing Theme” minor that includes a faculty-supervised independent project. The program includes the privilege of taking extra courses.

Program Details

Who is eligible: Students with sophomore status.

Required GPA: 3.5 at the time of application.


  • Membership in the Union College Scholars Program, including all the rights, privileges and restrictions for Scholars. For example, Seward Fellows may take one extra course each term at no extra cost, starting in the winter term of the sophomore year, provided that they maintain a GPA of 3.4 or better. These courses can be used to accelerate graduation.
  • Seward Organizing Theme minor.