Sellinger Scholars

Sellinger Scholars

The Sellinger Scholars Program is open to students majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, Sustainability Management, or Economics (through the Sellinger School of Business and Management).

The Sellinger Scholars Program is a leadership development honors program in business administration designed to prepare students for roles of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world. Based on a cohort model, our distinctive honors program for business students, Sellinger Scholars provides a cohort model through which students gain peer support, extracurricular enrichment, and faculty mentorship, as well as exclusive site visits and networking opportunities. Driven by the University’s mission to inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world, these components enhance understanding and development of leadership, individual and corporate social responsibility, and reflection upon personal and professional choices.

Program Overview

Students attend a Sellinger reception.Driven 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 degree
  • 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 Class of 2024

Who is eligible to apply?

Qualifying students are invited to apply following the fall semester of their freshman year. The invitation to apply will include detailed application information, outlining the process and submission deadlines.

In January 2021, an invitation to apply from Dean Kathy Getz will be sent to members of the class of 2024 who are highly motivated, seek an enriched educational experience, and meet the following qualifications:

  • major in Business Administration, Accounting, Sustainability Management, or Economics (through the Sellinger School of Business and Management)
  • complete a minimum of 12 credits toward a degree in the fall 2020 semester
  • earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 (while applicants with a GPA of 3.30 will be given full consideration, a GPA of 3.50 or higher is preferred)
  • maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 at the conclusion of the spring 2021 semester for final acceptance to occur. 

What is the application process?  

The selection process is a highly competitive, two-part application 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. High school academic performance and involvement will also be considered.

Acceptance into the program is based upon the following:

  • Video response to a prompt
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Completed Application Form
  • Two Page Essay
  • One Letter of Recommendation

When do applicants find out if they were admitted into the program?  

Sellinger Scholars are selected and notified during the spring semester of their freshman year.

Application Information for Class of 2025

Thank you for your interest in the Sellinger Scholars Program. Start your application today. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at admission@loyola.edu. If you have questions regarding the Sellinger Scholars Program, please mail sellingerscholars@loyola.edu.

We look forward to receiving your completed application!

Deadlines:

  • Early Action Extended Deadline: January 8 (Notification by February 1)
  • Regular Decision Deadline: February 15 (Notification by April 1)

How the Application Works:

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

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
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • 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

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).  The required coursework offers increased rigor in the form of outside reading, discussion, and class presentations. Sellinger Scholars Program participants are pre-registered for these sequenced foundational courses which are smaller in size and allow for greater interaction with faculty and classmates.
  2. Sellinger Scholars Experience/Seminar: Beginning in the sophomore year, Scholars will be pre-enrolled 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-Washington metropolitan 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

Curriculum Coursework

Required Sellinger Scholar courses fulfill degree requirements for the core business classes for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and are taken in sequence.  Scholars will be pre-registered for these courses and they will be pre-registered for the Sellinger Scholars Experience and Seminar one-credit course.

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.

Curriculum Coursework for the Class of 2025

Program Year

Sellinger Scholars Program Coursework/Co-Curricular

First-year

Fall Term:
EC 102
Sellinger Scholars Mentor Program 
Sellinger Scholars Special Events

Spring Term:
BH 200 Financial Accounting 
Sellinger Scholars Mentor Program 
Sellinger Scholars Special Events

Sophomore

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

Junior

Fall Term:
Rotating Special Topics Course (subject to change)
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:
Rotating Special Topics Course (subject to change)
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

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

Senior

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

Curriculum Coursework for the Class of 2024

Program Year

Sellinger Scholars Program Coursework/Co-Curricular

First-year

Prospective applicants should refer to the undergraduate catalogue for suggested sequence of courses. Students entering the Sellinger Scholars Program must have completed EC 102 and Math 151 or 251.

Sophomore

Fall Term:
BH 200 Financial Accounting 
BH 240 Marketing 
BH 251 Data Analytics & Information Systems 
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:
BH 260 Supply Chain and Operations Management 
BH 320 Financial Management 
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Junior

Fall Term:
BH 201 Management 
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

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

Senior

Fall Term:
BH 201 Management (if student studied abroad fall semester of the junior year)
BH 305 Legal Environment of Business  
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:
BH 403 Sellinger Scholars Consulting Practicum
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Curriculum Coursework for the Class of 2023

Program Year

Sellinger Scholars Program Coursework/Co-Curricular

First-year

Prospective applicants should refer to the undergraduate catalogue for suggested sequence of courses. Students entering the Sellinger Scholars Program must have completed EC 102 and Math 151 or 251.

Sophomore

Fall Term:
BH 240 Marketing 
BH 251 Data Analytics & Information Systems
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:
BH 202 Managerial Accounting
BH 282 Global Environment of Business (formerly International Business)
BH 320 Financial Management 
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Junior

Fall Term:
BH 198 Sellinger Scholar Seminar
BH 201 Management (if studying on-campus)

Spring Term:
BH 201 Management (if studied abroad in fall semester) 
BH 330 Operations Management 
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

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

Senior

Fall Term:
BH 305 Legal Environment of Business  
BH 330 Operations Management (if studied abroad in spring semester of the junior year)
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:
BH 402 Business Policy
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Curriculum Coursework for the Class of 2022

Program Year

Sellinger Scholars Program Coursework/Co-Curricular

First-year

Prospective applicants should refer to the undergraduate catalogue for suggested sequence of courses. Students entering the Sellinger Scholars Program must have completed EC 102 and Math 151 or 251.

Sophomore

Fall Term:
BH 251 Data Analytics & Information Systems
BH 240 Marketing
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:
BH 202 Managerial Accounting
BH 282 Global Environment of Business
BH 320 Financial Management
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Junior

Fall Term:
BH 198 Sellinger Scholar Seminar
BH 201 Management (if studying on campus)

Spring Term:
BH 201 Management (if studied abroad in fall semester)
BH 330 Operations Management (if studying on campus)
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

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

Senior

Fall Term:
BH 330 Operations Management (if studied abroad in spring semester of the junior year)
BH 305 Legal Environment of Business
Sellinger Scholar Experience/Seminar One-Credit Course

Spring Term:
BH 402 Strategic Management
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.

Further Inquiries

Jan O’Brien
Program Assistant, Sellinger Scholars
410-617-2510
sellingerscholars@loyola.edu