Welcome to the official website of the McKelvy Scholars Program. If you are looking for information about the program, becoming involved with our community, or just browsing, feel free to peruse our site at your leisure. You are also welcome to contact us with any questions you may have.

In just the 2023-24 year alone, McKelvy scholars are RAs, Writing Associates, Posse Scholars, Marquis Scholars and Fellows, Student Government representatives, and staff writers and photographers for the newspaper. They are overseeing a nonprofit that helps reduce carbon emissions and working for a human rights nonprofit in Geneva, Switzerland. They are a member of Forbes 30 Under 30 for climate activism; they’re coordinating the Engineering Peer Mentoring Program; and they’re working in the college archives on letters written by the Marquis de Lafayette. They are writing senior theses on super-combustible ramjets, global migration patterns, and guerilla gardening, leaders of the Indigenous Rights Coalition, drivers for Landis Center for Community Engagement, and leading voices in the International Students Association. They are artists and athletes, musicians and gardeners, teachers and writers, members of the equestrian team, the forensics team, the track team, club softball and badminton and golf teams, ice skaters and trumpet players, chamber singers, the music director of the Mar-Keys A Cappella group, actors in theater productions, and an Arabic conversation partner. They work with professors as EXCEL and Bergh scholars on research in neuroscience, the Queer Archives Project, combinatorics, 20th century English lit, and chaperone proteins and prion diseases, while helping peers as Supplemental Instructors and Gen Chem TAs, working as GovLab research assistants and ambassadors for the Office of Admissions, hosting radio shows on WJRH, helping lead LafayetteVotes, working with the Meyner Center, and serving on the Boards of Student Conduct, the Astronomy Club, oSTEM, the Muslim Students Association, and Middle Eastern Studies Association. They are leaders of Refugee Action, Social Justice Peer Educators for Kaleidoscope, and a technician at the Williams Center for the Arts. All that and caretakers for a historic 1880s Victorian beaux-arts masterpiece on beautiful College Hill too.

Stay tuned for updates about the 2023-24 scholars’ community as they happen. In the meantime, see here for summaries of recent discussions.