As a Rouse Scholar, you'll...

TAKE CHALLENGING COURSES...

You'll participate in a rigorous academic experience that includes honors classes designed especially for the Rouse Scholars Program. But a college education is more than memorizing right and wrong answers. Here, you'll discover new ideas and explore them with your professors and friends.

HAVE EXPERT ADVISING...

Your advisor will be with you throughout your two years at HCC, helping you make the right decisions and ensuring a smooth transition when you transfer.

SHARPEN YOUR LEADERSHIP AND CAREER POTENTIAL...

Partnerships with leading community organizations, including the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Clubs, will enable you to sharpen your leadership skills and probe your career potential through mentoring projects with local leaders in the fields of law, medicine, commerce, science, technology, public relations, education or human services. You'll participate in internships and volunteer and community service activities.

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS...

Going to college is a lot more than attending classes and meeting with professors. So special activities are planned just for Rouse Scholars, like trips to important cultural events in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, and opportunities to explore the worlds of business and government service. For fun, you'll see local teams play in college and professional games. Add these to all the activities available on campus at HCC and you have opportunities unequaled at many four-year schools.



TRANSFER TO A FOUR-YEAR SCHOOL...

The core element of the James W. Rouse Scholars Program is HCC's unique transfer arrangement with some of the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Among the schools participating in the program are: Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, American University, Howard University, Maryland public colleges and universities (including honors programs), Washington College, Duquesne University, George Washington University, Catholic University and Hood College. The Rouse Program also works closely with many other colleges and universities that students may plan to attend.

During your two years at HCC, you'll visit these or other four-year schools that interest you and talk with counselors there. And your advisor will be in frequent contact with the colleges of your choice to make sure all transfer requirements are being met.