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Sellinger Scholars

Business Honors Program

Loyola’s Sellinger Scholars Program is a cohort-based leadership development program that integrates a servant leadership model. Our honors curriculum in business administration provides academic rigor in a supportive learning environment for high-achieving business students who learn from dedicated expert faculty—professors who serve as teachers, advisors, and mentors. The program collaborates with Baltimore-based non-profit and corporate partners to provide students opportunities to make a meaningful impact in our local community and work toward a more just and equitable world. Sellinger Scholars gain the skills and desire to think critically, evaluate holistically, and become leaders of transformative change. Students emerge from the program with an understanding of leadership, social responsibility, and reflection upon personal and professional choices.

Program Overview

Sellinger Scholars logo featuring two crossing golden keys above the textDriven by the University's mission “to inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world,” the Sellinger Scholars Program strives to enhance students' understanding of leadership, individual, and corporate social responsibility, while fostering greater reflection on personal and professional choices.

As a Sellinger Scholar, students are provided with:

  • A course of study in the student’s desired business major, enhanced by academic rigor beyond the
    traditional curriculum of the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Finance degree programs.
  • Exclusive opportunities to network and interact with business professionals and thought leaders
  • A support network of peers who act as a cohort throughout your four years at Loyola
  • Faculty mentors who provide guidance, help you acclimate to college life, and advise you about opportunities for internships, research, and career development in business-related fields

Application Criteria & Process

Admission is based on the comprehensive application package which evaluates a candidate’s academic achievement, leadership potential, community and service involvement, strong communication skills, and professionalism.

Please review the application materials and process based on your class year:

Application Information for the Class of 2028

Thank you for your interest in the Sellinger Scholars Program. The is now available. To access this application, you will need to use your Applicant Status Portal login credentials sent to you via email after you apply for admission to Loyola. 

Should you have any questions regarding the admission application process, please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at admission@loyola.edu. If you have questions regarding the Sellinger Scholars Program, please email sellingerscholars@loyola.edu.

Deadlines

  • Early Action Deadline: December 15 (Notification by February 1)
  • Regular Decision Deadline: March 1 (Notification by April 15)

How the Application Works

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Sellinger Scholars Program Requirements

Students interested in the Sellinger Scholars Program must be a major in the Sellinger School of Business and pursue studies in one of the below:

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems and Data Analytics
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Management Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Sustainability Management

If accepted into the program, Sellinger Scholars must maintain a 3.30 cumulative GPA.

What is the application process?

The selection process is competitive and is based on a comprehensive application package which evaluates a candidate’s academic interests and achievements, leadership and extracurricular activities, awards and honors, and professional and volunteer experience.

Acceptance into the program is based upon the following:

  • Completed Application Form
  • High school academic performance and involvement
  • Written Essay
  • Essay/Video response to a prompt
Application Information for Transfer Students

Thank you for your interest in the Sellinger Scholars Program. The is now available. To access this application, you will need to use your Applicant Status Portal login credentials sent to you via email after you apply for admission to Loyola. 

Deadlines

Rolling admission based on space availability (students can begin the program in either the fall or spring semesters)

How the Application Works

You must apply to 鶹Ƶ before applying to the Sellinger Scholars Program, though you may apply to the Sellinger Scholars Program before you receive an admission decision from 鶹Ƶ.

Sellinger Scholars Program Requirements

Students interested in the Sellinger Scholars Program must be a major in the Sellinger School of Business and pursue studies in one of the below:

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems and Data Analytics
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Marketing
  • Sustainability Management

To be eligible for the program, transfer students would need to complete at least five (5) of the following business honors (BH) courses during their time at Loyola:

  • BH 200: Financial Accounting
  • BH 201: Management
  • BH 240: Marketing
  • BH 251: Data Analytics and Information Systems
  • BH 260: Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • BH 305: Legal Environment of Business
  • BH 320: Financial Management
  • BH 403: Scholar Consulting Practicum (Required in Senior Year)

If accepted into the program, Sellinger Scholars must maintain a 3.30 cumulative GPA and take the 1 credit Sellinger Seminar course (BH 198) every semester they are on campus. Transfer students are able to study abroad, double major, and take on leadership positions.

The academic director, along with the Advising Center, will work with admitted students to plan their coursework based on previous credits obtained. Students will take courses with their class year cohort and with other cohorts as necessary.

What is the application process?

The selection process is competitive and is based on a comprehensive application package which evaluates a candidate’s academic interests and achievements, leadership and extracurricular activities, awards and honors, and professional and volunteer experience.

Acceptance into the program is based upon the following:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Performance and Involvement
  • Written Essay
  • Essay/Video response to a prompt

Curriculum Components

The Sellinger Scholars Program has two primary components:

  1. Curricular Coursework: Sellinger Scholars students take the required Sellinger foundational courses together as a cohort which fulfill degree requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA or Bachelor of Science in Finance). The required coursework offers increased rigor in the form of outside reading, discussion, and class presentations. Sellinger Scholars program foundational courses are sequenced and designed to allow for greater interaction with faculty and classmates.
  2. Sellinger Scholars Experience/Seminar: Beginning in the sophomore year, Scholars enroll in the Sellinger Scholars Experience/Seminar, a one-credit course designed to nurture the personal and professional growth of the individual, enhance the academic experience, and broaden the learning environment.  The courses offer students the opportunity to participate in professional, social, and community service activities in the Baltimore area. These one-credit courses are taken each semester unless the student is studying abroad.

Activities include:

  • Skills-based training
  • Guest lecturers
  • Site visits to area businesses
  • Community service
  • Professional development
  • Networking

Program Coursework/Co-Curricular for the Class of 2028

Required Sellinger Scholar courses fulfill degree requirements for the core business classes for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Science in Finance degree and are taken in sequence.  Scholars also take the Sellinger Scholars Experience (sophomore year) and Seminar one-credit course (junior and senior year).

Based on your class year, review a map of the Sellinger Scholar curriculum and the courses you will take each semester while you are in the Sellinger Scholars Program.

First-Years

Fall Term:

  • EC 102 Microeconomics Principles
  • Sellinger Scholars Mentor Program
  • Sellinger Scholars Special Events

Spring Term:

  • BH 200 Financial Accounting
  • Sellinger Scholars Mentor Program
  • Sellinger Scholars Special Events

First-year Sellinger Scholars are expected to complete the following classes outside their cohort during their first two semesters at Loyola:

  • EC 103 Macroeconomic Principles
  • EC 220 Business Statistics
  • MA 151/251 Applied Calculus/ Calculus I
Sophomores

Fall Term:

  • BH 240 Marketing
  • BH 251 Data Analytics & Information Systems
  • BH 320 Financial Management
  • Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:

  • BH 201 Management
  • BH 260 Supply Chain & Operations Management
  • Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course
Juniors

Fall Term:

  • BH 305 Legal Environment of Business (Accounting students replace BH 305 with LW/BH 406 Commercial Law)
  • Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:

BH 305 Legal Environment of Business (Accounting students replace BH 305 with LW/BH 406 Commercial Law)
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Sellinger Scholars courses may be adjusted to accommodate study abroad plans.

Seniors

Fall Term:

  • BH 403 Scholar Consulting Practicum
  • Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:

  • Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Maintaining Scholar Status

Upon acceptance into the Sellinger Scholars Program, students are expected to meet the following academic standards each semester:

  1. Maintain full-time status (at least 12 credits each semester); 
  2. Maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA;
  3. Full participation in the Sellinger Scholars Foundational Cohort Courses; and
  4. Full participation in the Sellinger Scholars Experience/Seminar Course

Upon completion of the program, a notation will appear on the college transcript indicating that the student was a Sellinger Scholars Program participant.

The Sellinger Scholars Society

The Sellinger Scholars Society is an affiliate organization into which all Sellinger Scholars are inducted automatically, and one which offers unique opportunities for leadership within the program, the school of Business, and across campus. The Society serves as a platform for personal and professional growth, helping students build a strong foundation for their future careers while contributing meaningfully to the betterment of society. By getting involved, individuals not only enhance their academic experience but also become part of a supportive community that encourages innovation, leadership, and a commitment to making a positive impact in the world.

Further Inquiries

Lynne Elkes
Academic Director 
410-617-5495
sellingerscholars@loyola.edu