Legacy of Scholars Development
From 1982, Gordon College has been committed to the development and cultivation of emerging undergraduate scholars and leaders through merit-based financial aid and grants, as well as programmatic support for academic and professional advancement. Gordon College continues this commitment today and recognizes the contribution of these two key programs in the past 30 years.
A. J. Gordon Scholars Program (1983–2012)
A cohort-based program for academic and leadership development for select incoming students. Cohorts ranged in size from 18-55 students.
A. J. Gordon Fellows Program (2012–present)
The former A. J. Gordon Scholars program was renamed as the A. J. Gordon Fellows program with cohorts of 12–20 students. Fellows develop as scholars and lead within their own unique areas of focus.
(1988–2008). Formerly known as the "Sophomore A. J. Gordon Scholarship," this program sought and recognized students completing their sophomore year who were not selected as A. J. Gordon Scholars, but who had emerged as leading undergraduate scholars and leaders among their peers. Initially two students were selected to join the cohort of A. J. Gordon Scholars, and more recently, the program recognized one top scholar from each academic department as Barrington Scholars, and selected two to four students from that roster to receive a full A. J. Gordon Scholarship for their remaining time at Gordon College.