If you are academically gifted, this invitation-only program offers you the challenge and the community with which you can reach your full potential. Explore new avenues of thinking, conduct independent research, and discuss intellectually challenging topics with other gifted students.
More than half of our Nisbet graduates pursue advanced study at graduate schools, including well-known institutions such as Princeton and Cornell, within two years of graduating from Converse. Many of these graduates receive excellent financial aid packages, some getting full scholarships and stipends.
Why Join the Nisbet Honors Program at Converse?
As a Nisbet Honors student you can:
- Apply for research grant money and conduct independent research with faculty mentors
- Be funded to present research at regional, national, and international conferences
- Meet and talk with nationally-known visiting scholars
- Take exciting, interdisciplinary courses available only to honors students
- Get personal assistance with graduate school applications
- Receive priority and special funding for study abroad programs, including the University of Glasgow in Scotland, one of the best science universities in western Europe
- Participate in events like trips to the Greenville Zoo and lunch with alumnae in graduate school