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Humanities Scholars

Learn About What Our Program has to Offer

Summer Intensive Orientation

Our journey begins in the pristine Centennial Valley, Montana, where you will be immersed in an intensive 4-day orientation to the Humanities
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Humanities Scholars Seminar

After orientation, our journey continues throughout your first year with our year-long Seminar, engaging you in topics at the heart of Humanities today
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 College-to-Career Connections

Our program takes you beyond your major to explore your personal strengths and professional passions


 Community Engaged Learning

Spring semester connects classroom learning to community engagement with an Alternative Spring Break


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About the Program

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 their place in the world.

Program Benefits

  • Join a community of peers who share your passion
  • Receive a $2,000 scholarship
  • Participate in Humanities Scholars Orientation in Centennial Valley, Montana
  • Engage in a year-long seminar, team-taught by academic advisers and career coaches
  • Deepen your learning alongside faculty mentors
  • Refine essential skills in critical thinking, cultural literacy, effective writing, and creative problem solving
  • Connect academic discovery to community engagement on an Alternative Spring Break
  • Enjoy VIP attendance at College of Humanities and campus events


Students enjoying the Humanities Scholars program

Year at a Glance

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


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

Leadership & Faculty

Get acquainted with our amazing faculty mentors and leadership team, who are ready and excited to escort you on your year-long journey through the Humanities! We hope you enjoy new discoveries about our disciplines, yourself, and our faculty mentors.

Humanities Scholars leadership and faculty

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Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

If you are interested in being considered for the upcoming Humanities Scholars cohort, academic year Fall 2020 - Spring 2021, reach out by clicking the button below and filling out our form. If you have any questions about the Humanities Scholars program, please contact the Program Director, Taunya Dressler, at

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Group of Humanities Scholars students having fun on their Summer Orientation trip
Last Updated: 11/15/21