Requirements

All new students must attend the Norlin Scholar welcome dinner and weekend retreat in the fall semester. Additionally, all new students will meet with the director, coordinator or Norlin Instructor during their first semester as a scholar to consult about the student’s academic plan and, later, to review the plan for research or a thesis.

Four-year Norlin Scholars also must fulfill the following requirements in order to retain the scholarship:

  • Take NRLN 2000, Constructions of Knowledge: Ways of Knowing in the Academy and Beyond in the first year (Engineering Honors students will have to take this course in the Spring 2014)
  • Take NRLN 3500, Constructions of Knowledge in the Fields in their third year at CU
  • Participate in the (non-credit bearing) Norlin Research Preparation series in sophomore year
  • Undertake a research, scholarly or creative project within your discipline or write an honors thesis and present your work, even if work in progress, at our annual conference
  • Attend the SUEP Research Conference each year when not presenting
  • Keep a consistent GPA of 3.25 and be registered full time (a minimum of 12 semester-based, on-campus credits)
  • Maintain regular and frequent communication with the program staff regarding research, fulfillment of requirements, academic progress, studying abroad, time out, student conduct violations, etc.
  • Adhere to the University’s codes of professional, academic, disciplinary and personal conduct
  • Provide an end-of-the-year narrative by June 1st each year

Two-year Norlin Scholars (rising juniors) must fulfill the following requirements in order to retain the scholarship:

  • Take NRLN 3500, Constructions of Knowledge in the Fields in their first year as a Norlin Scholar
  • Participate in the (non-credit bearing) Norlin Research Preparation series in year one of the scholarship
  • Undertake a research, scholarly or creative project within your discipline or write an honors thesis and present your work, even if work in progress, at our annual conference
  • Attend the SUEP Research Conference each year when not presenting
  • Keep a consistent GPA of 3.25 and be registered full time (a minimum of 12 semester-based, on-campus credits)
  • Maintain regular and frequent communication with the program staff regarding research, fulfillment of requirements, academic progress, studying abroad, time out, student conduct violations, etc.
  • Adhere to the University’s codes of professional, academic, disciplinary and personal conduct
  • Provide an end-of-the-year narrative by June 1st each year

In addition to required courses, we invite all scholars to take Norlin one-credit electives taught by various CU faculty.

In addition to previously listed activities Norlin Scholars are invited to participate in a number of SUEP activities throughout the year and those connected with the Norlin courses.

Students who participate well beyond the minimum requirements may be eligible for additional funds for off-campus research, unpaid internships, international study or service or other enrichment activities. Likewise, heavily involved students may also be eligible for an extra semester or two of funding.

Students will receive emails about most of this information, but you are expected to be proactive and independent in fulfilling Norlin requirements and staying in contact. Failure to make progress toward or meet requirements may result in temporary withholding or permanent revocation of the scholarship.