Each year up to forty freshmen are chosen to participate in the Levermore Global Scholars (LGS) Program. Only about 4% of all enrolled first year Adelphi students are selected for this interdisciplinary program of distinction.
All incoming LGS students who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and/or exceptional commitment to community service are automatically considered for an Adelphi University Recognition Award as part of their financial aid/scholarship package. LGS students are also annually eligible for additional scholarships and awards throughout their studies, including scholarships to study abroad.
Over the course of their four years at Adelphi, all LGS students must accomplish the following:
- Complete 22 credits in the LGS core academic curriculum (these credits may count towards Adelphi competency and general education requirements)
- Complete Level IV or higher in any foreign language
- Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all LGS courses
- Participate in LGS community service projects, internships, and/or a semester, winter, summer, or spring break study abroad program
- Participate in co-curricular LGS events, initiatives, and cultural excursions
- Adhere to Adelphi's Code of Conduct and Code of Academic Honesty
- Demonstrate active membership and leadership in campus clubs and organizations
Levermore Global Scholars take a normal course load and select any approved Adelphi major/minor. LGS participants meet in LGS seminars, which are small groups of no more than 22 students that are discussion-based and writing intensive. These seminars complement students’ work within their majors, and are designed to explore the connection between academic learning and civic engagement between political, social, economic and cultural issues along with their global dimension and impact. LGS seminars will satisfy all or part of Adelphi's general education requirements and, in some cases, specific major requirements. LGS credited community internships and study abroad programs enrich the LGS academic curriculum.