University Scholars Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Ben Rhoades speaks during the Fridays for Future climate rally at George Mason University.
Ben Rhoades

STIP Student Ben Rhoades Studies the Levels of Plastic Pollution Present in the Potomac River

Karen Therrien (left)
Karen Therrien

URSP Student Karen Therrien Studies the NMDA Receptor 

Acceptances and Awards

In the last 8 years, Honors College & University Scholar graduates have received several awards and have been accepted to several graduate programs in:   

Masters, MSW, MFA, & PhD programs

  • Math & Applied Math: Northwestern, Purdue, Rice, University of Virginia, Cornell, University of Washington, New York University, University of Maryland, Michigan, Brown, Minnesota 
  • Biology & Microbiology: Duke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cornell   
  • Bioethics: New York University  
  • Economics: Boston University, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon, Minnesota, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Stony Brook, Wisconsin, Syracuse, and Mason  
  • Engineering: Stanford University, Washington University (St. Louis), Northwestern, University of Virginia, Mason
  • Political Science & International Relations: University of Chicago, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, American  
  • Public health: Emory, Tulane, George Washington, Pittsburgh, Boston University
  • Urban Planning: University of Pittsburgh, Duke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Georgia Tech, Minnesota, University of Virginia
  • Philosophy: Claremont Graduate University, University of Illinois 
  • English: Penn State, Princeton, Ohio State, New York University, Catholic University  
  • Journalism: Mizzou
  • Chemistry: UC Irvine, Mason  
  • Astronomy: University of Texas-San Antonio  
  • History: University of Florida, George Washington University 
  • Creative Writing: Mason  
  • Visual Art: University of South Carolina
  • Psychology: Cambridge University, Mason  
  • Social Work: Wash University - St. Louis (MSW & PhD)  
  • Peace Studies: University of Peace (Costa Rica)  
  • Library Science: University of Michigan   


  • University of Miami
  • Baylor
  • University of Maryland

Law schools

  • Yale
  • Harvard 
  • Penn 
  • Columbia 
  • Stanford  
  • University of Texas  
  • The University of Chicago 
  • New York School of Law 
  • Northwestern  
  • Georgetown  
  • George Washington  
  • William & Mary  
  • American University  
  • University of Virginia  
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
  • University of Southern California  
  • Vanderbilt University  
  • Villanova
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Louisiana State University   
  • Washington & Lee  
  • Wisconsin  

Medical schools

  • Univeristy of Illinois Medical College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Virginia 
  • West Virginia
  • The Edward Via College of Medicine  
  • The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences  
  • University of Tennessee 
  • University of Penn 
  • Mount Sinai Medical School 


  • Ameri-Corps
  • Teach for America
  • DC Teaching Fellows
  • Peace Corps 


  • Critical Language Scholarship
  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Truman Scholarship
  • Beinecke Scholarship
  • Goldwater Scholarship
  • Bored Awards
  • NSF MD/PhD