The Ripon College National Scholars Program identifies and cultivates exceptional candidates for nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards. The program provides specialized faculty advisers, workshops, networking opportunities and a variety of other resources to help Ripon’s most extraordinary students compete for America’s most prestigious academic honors.
The Presidential Leadership Program elects promising sophomores to a unique mentored program where they participate in a presidential book club, enjoy dinners and networking with vice presidents of the College and attend exclusive receptions and other events. Many of these same students will be referred to the National Scholars Program, where they will receive guidance for graduate schools, scholarships and professional employment.
The brief scholarship profiles provided on this web site are designed to help you identify programs for which you may be eligible. If you decide to move forward in applying for a particular program, it is imperative that you contact the Resident Faculty Advisor to learn about the program’s mission, selection criteria, application procedures, and deadlines.
The National Scholarship Candidates Handbook (PDF) provides general guidance for students hoping to compete for major academic awards. It is never too early to begin developing yourself as a candidate for national scholarships. Decisions you make and opportunities you take during your first and second year in college may well position you for recognition as a senior.