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.
McKelvy Scholars are campus, community, and global leaders. In just the 2022-2023 school year, they are the College’s 2023 Pepper Prize Winner, Fatimata Cham, two other Pepper Prize Finalists, student government officers, a Truman Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, and Youth Climate Action Leader, Hoff Award winners, the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition Winner, honors thesis writers, Excel Research Scholars, Posse Scholars, Lafayette’s newspaper editor, staff writers, and lab assistants. They are on Forbes’s 30 Under 30 List, the Junior Olympics, the debate team, the track team, the crew team, the equestrian team, and the dance team. They helped found March for Our Lives for gun control legislation and a Spiritual Wellness x SKY Campus Happiness chapter. They lead Refugee Action; they are peer tutors; they conduct research for the Queer Archives; they are multi-lingual; and they are campus tour guides. They may not be able to figure out how to weigh a kitten, but they are Landis Center leaders for community engagement, LaFarm Student Managers, and Engineering Student Council officers, singers, musicians, writers, cooks, artists, and poets, RAs, entrepreneurs, EcoReps, and Head Residents. They are majors in 21 separate departments and programs across all four divisions of the college. They are Lafayette and they are multitudes.