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Humanities Scholars is a first-year learning community where students question the meaning of their education, consider humanities in action, and connect their interests to academic research and community engagement. Throughout the year, students develop a sense of self and a sense of their place in the world. 


Program Benefits

  • Receive a $2,000 scholarship in your freshman year
  • Join a community of peers who share your passion
  • Deepen your learning alongside faculty mentors
  • Participate in Humanities Scholars Orientation in Centennial Valley, Montana

  • Engage in a year-long seminar team-taught by an academic advisor and career coach

  • Connect academic discovery to community engagement through an Alternative Spring Break

  • Refine essential skills in critical thinking, cultural literacy, effective writing, and creative problem solving

Year at a Glance

Admission into the Humanities Scholars program includes participation and enrollment in the following aspects of the program:


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Spring Break

Monday - Thursday
Week prior to fall semester
Taft-Nicholson Center
Centennial Valley, Montana

HUM 2800: Seminar
Mapping the Humanities
3  credits
F, 9:40 - 12:40

HUM 2800: Seminar
Humanities in Action
3 credits
F, 9:40 - 12:40

Bennion Center 
Alternative Spring Break


Summer Intensive Orientation

College-to-Career Connections

Community Engaged Learning

Faculty Mentors


Humanities Scholars Seminar

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Join Our Community

If you would be interested in being considered for the upcoming Humanities Scholars cohort, academic year Fall 2020 - Spring 2021, please submitting your interest and joining our community.

For any questions about the Humanities Scholars program, please reach out to the Program Director, Taunya Dressler,

Last Updated: 10/30/19