Nitze Alumni: Where are they now?

Lisa in the Peace Corps in Kenya

The world finds Nitze Scholars in a wide range of walks of life. Cookie cutters have their place...in the kitchen.

The Nitze Experience

JaVon and Emily learning how things work in Senegal

The Paul H. Nitze Program offers:

  • three special seminars for each student
  • cultural outings to DC/Baltimore paid for by the program
  • special meetings with high-profile campus visitors
  • an international study tour paid for by the program
  • a stipend of $3000 per year for participants

N.B.: The Nitze Scholars Program is no longer considering admissions for the fall of 2014.

Admission to the program

The small, selective Nitze Scholars Program admits only 15-20 students from each entering class. Those students admitted as first-time students will be invited to join the program based on the strength of the credentials in their application to St. Mary’s College. High school academic performance (generally a grade-point average of 3.5 or better), excellent SAT scores (re-centered 1350 or higher), breadth of experience in curricular and extracurricular programs, and demonstrated interest in leadership and service will be assessed, as will a required essay. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate experience will be considered as well.

Students may also apply to the program after they have matriculated at St. Mary’s College. Their acceptance will be based on both their academic performance and interest in the leadership and service orientation of the program.

Current St. Mary’s College students should consult the Scholars Program director for details.