The Katharine E. McBride Scholars Program was created for women over the age of 24 who did not begin or complete their college education immediately following high school. McBride Scholars participate in the same classes and programs as traditionally-aged students and have access to additional advising, if needed, as they re-transition into their education.
McBride Scholars should be ready to participate in a rigorous academic program at a residential liberal arts college. Typically, students take 4 classes each semester. Almost all classes are taught during the day and none are offered on the weekends. McBride Scholars may study on a part-time or full-time basis. Most McBride Scholars opt to live off-campus. Although not guaranteed, housing may be available on a case-by-case basis.
There is no separate application process for McBride Scholars. McBride applicants are evaluated based on talent and achievement in areas such as employment and volunteer activities, as well as formal study. There are no designated scholarship funds associated with the McBride Scholars Program, but students are eligible to apply for financial aid.