Founded in , Colby is the 12th-oldest private liberal arts college in the country. In both the classroom and the field, students work closely with professors—a collaboration that is transformational for both and often results in lifelong friendships. Members of the Colby community come from a range of backgrounds and offer diverse perspectives. Every member of the community has different experiences to share, enriching classroom and dining hall discussions. Our liberal arts curriculum, combined with many other facets of the Colby experience, prepares students for postgraduate success in nearly every field imaginable. Students graduate with the skills and experience that employers and grad schools desire.
Distinction in the Major This honor is awarded on the specific recommendation of the department. Latin Honors The degree of bachelor of arts with honors is awarded in three grades: summa cum laude to those whose grade point averages are within the top 5 percent of the graduating class; magna cum laude to those within the top percent; and cum laude to those within the top percent. Dana, and Strider scholars. Bixler Scholars are the top-ranking students as determined by the cumulative academic record at the end of the preceding year.
The Jon Barry Grant is designated for research in libraries and archives beyond Colby. The English Department welcomes proposals for using these funds from all English students, especially Senior Scholars and honors thesis students. Funds are specifically for travel, food, and lodging expenses associated with visiting libraries and archives. Download details. Go to the Creative Writing Stahl Awards page.