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Newcomb Scholars Program

The Newcomb Scholars Program selects twenty intellectually curious and motivated women each year to participate in an academically rigorous interdisciplinary learning and leadership experience. Together, the Scholars create a community of diverse thinkers, leaders, and activists, which challenges and empowers them to be innovative and compassionate leaders in the 21st century.

The only small cohort honors program for Tulane University undergraduate women, Newcomb Scholars offers a unique opportunity to build scholarship and leadership skills.


The application cycle for fall 2016 has closed.



General Information About the Newcomb Scholars Program

Through this program, Newcomb Scholars will have the opportunity to:

    Develop the research and writing skills necessary for good scholarship.

    Think critically about gender-based inequities and strategies for addressing them.

    Consider how gender intersects with scholarship, leadership, and social change.

    Foster and experience a diverse intellectual community.

    Learn about women’s leadership and cultivate leadership skills.

    Benefit from the financial support of research and applied learning grants.

    Complete a two-semester independent research project.



For more information please contact Amanda McKnight at newcombscholars@tulane.edu.





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The Newcomb Scholars Class of 2014 gather after the annual Under the Oaks Ceremony  

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