A growing number of MCLA students engage in significant independent scholarly work during their undergraduate years with little formal recognition of their achievements. The MCLA Scholar Program recognizes outstanding work by conferring the MCLA Scholar designation at graduation and on official college transcripts. This designation will assist students in their future career and educational endeavors. This program will also provide clear standards for independent work and scholarship to which prospective and current students can aspire and work towards.
To be eligible for the MCLA Scholar, students must meet the following criteria:
A letter of support from the independent study faculty advisor. A review committee of two faculty (from different disciplines and selected from individuals serving on the Undergraduate Research Advisory Board) and the Dean of Academic Studies will review all the applications and letters to confer the MCLA Scholar designation. The MCLA Scholar designation should also be indicated on the students' official transcript.