University of Vermont

RSENR Honors Programs

Honors Programs

Lola and George D. Aiken Scholars Program

Lola Aiken Scholars

First-year Rubenstein School applicants with outstanding academic records are invited to become Aiken Scholars.

  • Participation in the fall NR 99 seminar for Aiken Scholars only
  • Priority in designated Aiken Scholars housing at the University Heights residence complexes (optional)
  • Priority course registration for the first year at UVM
  • Initiation fee paid for an honorary society membership
  • Priority for the sophomore level field-based special topics course (optional)
  • Participation in the Honors Spring Seminar Course in sophomore, junior, and/or senior year (optional)
Aiken Scholars Seminar (NR 99)

The Aiken Scholars Seminar course provides students the opportunity to delve into case study of a significant environmental issue. Topics change each year and involve guest speakers, field trips, and interactive discussion led by RSENR faculty members. Prerequisite: Open only to first-year Aiken Scholars. One credit.

History of the Program

Lola Aiken The late Lola Aiken was a long-term supporter of the University of Vermont and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. With her husband, the late George D. Aiken, Governor of Vermont (1937-1940) and U.S. Senator (1940-1974), she was a tireless champion for the environment and education. Lola served on the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Board of Advisors and the George D. Aiken Lecture Series Board of Directors and sponsored the Lola Aiken Award in Natural Resources.

University of Vermont Honors College

Academically high achieving students are invited to become part of the UVM Honors College when they are admitted to the University. For students already at UVM, students may apply for admission in the spring of their first year. Learn more about Honors College requirements.

GreenHouse Residential Learning Community

Many Rubenstein School students live in the GreenHouse, which provides environmentally-themed programming and opportunities to enhance environmental leadership skills. Learn more about UVM's GreenHouse Residential Learning Community.

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