Junior Scholars

What is Junior Scholars? 

Junior Scholars, Reed's spring travel scholarship, invites a highly qualified group of high school juniors from historically under-represented racial and ethnic backgrounds to visit Reed. All air travel, on-campus meals, and on-campus lodging will be covered by the college.

Visiting Reed is transformative. We have a saying here that "only Reed feels like Reed" and we make sure that all of our campus visitors have the opportunity to truly engage with our community.

As part of this program, Junior Scholars will be able to:
• stay two full days on campus including one overnight with a current Reed student in a residence hall;
• attend classes of interest;
• enjoy meals with current Reed students;
• learn more about Reed through an information session and campus tour.

When will Junior Scholars visit? 

As part of your application, you will select dates when you are available to visit Reed between February 11 and March 21. Your stay will last two full days and include one overnight in the Reed residence halls. If you are accepted into the program, you will be contacted by the Reed Admission Office to arrange your visit on one of your preferred dates.

How do I apply? 

The application for Junior Scholars is available here.

Important: Before you fill out the form, take some time to formulate your essay response, as you will not be able to save the application and return at a later time.

Required Essay 1: Reed offers students an extraordinary environment in which to discover their passions and pursue them with depth and determination; what is one of your passions and how have you pursued it? (250-500 words)

You will be required to upload a current unofficial high school transcript as part of this application, and an activities list/resume is optional. 

Junior Scholars applications are due by Friday, January 25. Please contact with any questions.