Distinguished Scholars' Certificate

The Distinguished Scholars’ Certificate Program provides high-achieving students with the opportunity to participate in and contribute to a stimulating academic experience with a supportive community of peers and professors.  The program encourages a campus climate of intellectual curiosity and academic achievement.

Distinguished Scholars’ Certificate students are eligible for membership in the Honors Council and to apply for residence in Honors housing and a competitive scholarship.

To earn the Distinguished Scholars' Certificate, students must:

  • Be nominated by a member of the Castleton faculty. The nomination form is available here.
  • Maintain a 3.50 cumulative GPA.
  • Complete twelve credits of Honors courses, selected from any combination of:
    An Honors-designated First-Year Seminar
    HON1010: Great Ideas in the Castleton Curriculum
    ENG2270: Honors Touchstones
    HON2020: Special Topics in Honors (two sections are offered each semester)

Successful completion of the Distinguished Scholars' Program will be noted on the student’s transcript.