Presidential Scholars

Colby’s Presidential Scholars Program offers several benefits to the top students in each incoming class, including the opportunity to work closely with our world-class professors from the moment you arrive on campus, access to a pool of grants to design your own projects, and other opportunities that challenge you to achieve at the highest levels.

Bunche Scholars

Named in honor of Nobel Prize-winning diplomat and civil rights activist Ralph J. Bunche, the Bunche Scholars Program offers a select group of students from all backgrounds exclusive access to leadership development opportunities and grants for independent scholarship, internships, or humanitarian projects.

Pulver Science Scholars

The Pulver Science Scholars Program is designed to create a pipeline for the most ambitious and talented students from all backgrounds to pursue research and prepare them to be scientific leaders and innovators. Every Pulver Scholar receives funding to have access to at least one research and one internship experience focused on scientific inquiry and discovery before graduation.

Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences (CAPS)

CAPS is designed for incoming Colby students from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the sciences. CAPS provides students with a Colby-funded summer experience, providing hands-on research experiences in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and other natural science disciplines—before the first semester even begins.