Director: Dr. Mohsin Hashim, Professor of Political Science
The Dana Scholars Program of Muhlenberg College provides a four-year experience for outstanding students. As applications for admission are received by the College, exceptional applicants are identified and invited to submit a separate Dana application. Invitees typically are near the top of their high school class, score 1350 (Critical Reading and Math) or greater on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and, equally important, exhibit distinctive creativity, versatility, and intellectual curiosity. In addition, invitees demonstrate a potential for civic engagement and leadership.
The Dana Program emphasizes creativity and independence of thought through Independent Study and Research. After completing the Dana First-Year seminar, Dana students complete 3.0 course units: 1.0 unit of Dana Directed Studies, a Dana Internship for 1.0 unit, and the Dana Forum for a total of 1.0 unit. All Dana students must complete the Dana Forum - a capstone experience in their Senior year.
Dana Program participants may major in any field of study offered at Muhlenberg. At the discretion of the major department, certain components of the program may be applied toward the major requirements.
Dana Scholars need to maintain a GPA of at least 3.33. Those who successfully complete the Dana Scholars Program are honored by receiving the designation “Dana Scholar” on their diploma and transcript.