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 internal scholarship competition for these honors occurs each year in March. The national scholarship faculty advisors will evaluate the applications to determine whether candidates will be invited to advance to the national competition. Applicants will be notified of their status by the middle of April. If selected, the respective faculty advisor will work with applicants to craft the full application package.
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.