The Caine Scholars for Excellence program is made possible by the support of Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell through the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation – Russell Family. This program addresses the goal of the college to attract and retain exceptional students as majors and strives to keep financial considerations from limiting their success. In addition to the tangible benefits of the scholarship itself, the college provides the Caine Scholars for Excellence with special opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, and interact with visiting artists and scholars, major donors, and leaders in the arts and the academy. Students have community outreach, pre-professional, and service learning opportunities, and each has the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor.
Students are nominated for the Caine Scholars for Excellence Program by a faculty member or department head.
The 2016-17 Caine Scholars consist of 31 students from the departments of Art + Design, Music, and Theatre Arts.