• Intellectual Rigor

    Glynn Family Honors Program Scholars enjoy a unique, albeit intense, academic experience that brings together the distinct benefits of Notre Dame’s College of Science and College of Arts and Letters.

  • An Engaging Community

    Glynn students and faculty regularly gather in Arcadia, the honors program lounge, for casual conversation or lively debate over philosophical, scientific, and moral issues.

  • Research Opportunities

    In-depth undergraduate research is a hallmark of the Glynn Family Honors Program, which guarantees students at least one summer of research funding.

The Glynn Family Honors Program offers select undergraduates the opportunity to pursue academic excellence within a community of like-minded learners. Glynn scholars engage in lively intellectual discussions in seminar-style honors classes, undertake original research, and develop meaningful mentoring relationships with some of the University’s top professors. Glynn scholars graduate from Notre Dame well prepared for elite Ph.D. programs, top medical and law schools, prestigious service programs, and a wide range of fulfilling careers in business and industry. 


Phi Beta Kappa Early Inductees

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Each spring, the Notre Dame Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honors society in the US, welcomes roughly 100 students into lifetime membership for their achievements throughout their four years of studies in the liberal arts and sciences. But each fall, the chapter recognizes just 12 particularly outstanding students with early induction, recognizing these students as among the very top of their class, based on their achievements both in and out of the classroom. And each year, Glynn Family Honors Program seniors are well represented among both sets of inductees. This year, we are proud to announce that 8 of the 12 early inductees are members of the Glynn Program. Congratulations go out to Kevin Angell (Economics, Political Science), Joseph Cozzi (Physics in Medicine), Robby Gipson (Chemistry), William Huffman (Biochemistry), Noelle Johnson (Physics, Theology), Prathem Juneja (Political Science, Computer Science), Mita Ramani (Economics, Philosophy). and Matthew Schoenbauer (Mathematics, Philosophy) for this well-deserved recognition for their many and varied accomplishments!

Glynn 2019 Stratford Trip

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On September 20th forty-two students and eight faculty and staff headed to Stratford, Ontario on the annual Shakespeare Festival trip. Students attended three performances: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Neverending Story, and Nathan the Wise; took in the charming town of Stratford, and stayed at the beautiful Arden Park Hotel. 

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While there, a group of the students met one fo the actors from "The Merry Wives of Windsor". Dining in the same restaurant Friday night, Graham Abbey who plays Mr. Ford and is quite the Notre Dame fan,overheard some the our students and invited them to a backstage tour after the show!

More pictures of this trip can be found on our Facebook page and on Instagram.

Glynn Scholar Sofia Carozza named 2019 Valedictorian

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Sofia Carozza of South Bend, Indiana, has been named valedictorian of the 2019 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the 174th University Commencement Ceremony on May 19 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.

A member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, Carozza is a neuroscience and behavior major in the College of Science with a supplemental major in theology and a minor in philosophy, politics and economics in the College of Arts and Letters. She carries a 4.0 grade point average and is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, and a de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture Sorin Fellow. She was named a Marshall Scholarship recipient in December. She plans to pursue a Master of Philosophy in basic and translational neuroscience leading into a doctorate in psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Ultimately, she hopes to establish a nonprofit foundation dedicated to translating neuroscience into child well-being.

Sofia is the fifth consecutive Notre Dame valedictorian to graduate from the Glynn Family Honors Program.


Our Students

Kellogg ISP Gives Undergrad Big Opportunities

Kellogg ISP Gives Undergrad Big Opportunities


Kevin Angell learned about the Kellogg International Scholars Program as a high school senior by accident, when, during a campus visit to the University of Notre Dame, he sat in on a class and heard a presentation about the program.…

Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

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Last summer, chemistry major Jake Drysdale studied perovskite solar cells in the Notre Dame lab of Prashant V. Kamat, worked with the Nepal-based company Gham Power to bring solar-powered water pumps to small farmers, and founded his own company, Yeti Photovoltaic, to make this technology more accessible to all.



Highlighted Faculty

Anselma Dolcich-Ashley

Anselma Dolcich-Ashley

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Christopher Kolda

Christopher Kolda

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