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The Montgomery Scholars Program is a selective-admission two-year honors program designed for high school graduates planning to transfer to a four-year institution. As a Montgomery Scholar, you’ll be part of an exciting community of honors students sharing common intellectual and cultural experiences over the course of your two years at Montgomery College.
For more information about the Montgomery Scholars Program:
To check on the status of your Montgomery Scholars application materials: please contact
Colleen Dolak - Colleen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockville Campus - MT 619
Questions about applying to MC and for general information: 240-567-5000
Questions about the curriculum or academic program of the Montgomery Scholars Program: Mary Furgol
Montgomery Scholars Program Director
Montgomery Scholars Mission Statement
The mission of the Montgomery Scholars Program is to recruit 25 diverse Montgomery County High School seniors each year and to teach them in an intense, nurturing and stimulating learning community. We are committed to an interdisciplinary approach to post-secondary education, providing a first-year core curriculum which blends together the four disciplines of history, literature, world music and philosophy. This first-year core is team-taught and has an emphasis on Global Perspectives: Early Modern to Post Modern. In the second year of the program, another team-taught interdisciplinary capstone project links the students’ speech with an honors seminar and International Relations class. The capstone emphasizes independent research and public speaking, culminating in a Scholars Colloquium. A number of other honors classes are also tied to the core curriculum and enable students in the program to continue making cross-academic links in Anthropology, English and Biology. The aim of the Program is to encourage students to think critically, independently and globally. We believe a study travel experience also encourages such thinking, as do co-curricular activities including museum and art gallery visits and service learning. Fundamentally, we aim to facilitate students in the program to graduate in two years and to pursue their major at a four-year school; to that end, we also believe in personal advising to enable students to pursue and fulfill their aims.