• 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. 


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.

Glynn Scholars Honored by Major National Fellowships

As the 2019 academic year comes to a close, a number of Glynn scholars have been recognized for their scholarship, leadership and promise with major national and international post-graduate fellowships. This year has seen senior Sofia Carozza awarded a Marshall Scholarship, Gregory Serapio-Garcia awarded a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, Prathm Juneja awarded a Truman Fellowship, Daniel O’Connor awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and Hye-Sim Chung and Caroline McGowan both awarded Fulbright Scholarships. Furthermore, Glynn alumna and last year’s Rhodes Scholar awardee Alexis Doyle has been honored again, this time with Stanford’s prestigious Knight-Hennessy Fellowship – she will be starting at Stanford in the fall. And honors flow to continuing students as well, with sophomore Patrick McCabe recently the recipient of a national Boren Scholarship. In all, it’s been a strong year for Glynn students across the board.

Our Students

Glynn senior Daniel O'Connor, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics.

Glynn senior Daniel O'Connor, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics.

Glynn senior Daniel O'Connor, an early (2018) inductee into the Notre Dame Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics.

Fulbrights for Glynn Seniors Chung and McGowan

Fulbrights for Glynn Seniors Chung and McGowan

Two Glynn seniors were recently awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for post-graduate international study and service.

Highlighted Faculty

Anselma Dolcich-Ashley

Anselma Dolcich-Ashley

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Christopher Kolda

Christopher Kolda

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