Caine Scholars For Excellence

The Caine Scholars for Excellence program is made possible by Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell's support through the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation – Russell Family. This program addresses the college's goal 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 unique 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. Questions about the Caine Scholars for Excellence program can be directed to Emily Nelson (

2020-21 Caine Scholars

The 2021-22 Caine Scholars consist of 31 students from Art + Design, Music, and Theatre Arts departments.

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