Noblitt Scholars Program

Noblitt Scholars Program

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About the program

The Noblitt Scholars Program is designed to guide and support highly motivated, self-directed learners as they identify an area of interest to them, develop expertise in that area, and turn their passion and knowledge into action.

Each year, through a rigorous and competitive application process, Rose-Hulman selects approximately 40 first-year students representing diverse academic interests and backgrounds to become Noblitt Scholars.

As a Noblitt Scholar, you will have access to resources and support that might include travel experiences, leadership training, faculty mentoring, and much more. Every Noblitt Scholar will also receive financial assistance, with enhanced scholarships up to full tuition.

Noblitt Scholars recognize that the technical expertise and knowledge that a Rose-Hulman education provides can be a powerful tool for making a difference. Whether your passion lies in sustainability, entrepreneurship, cybersecurity, or health care, as a Noblitt Scholar, you’ll work to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject you choose while gaining the skills to make a positive difference on our campus and in our world.

Noblitt Scholars are expected to become leaders who leave their mark on the Rose-Hulman community during their four years on campus. You will create an intentional plan using Rose-Hulman’s resources to broaden your understanding of an issue that ignites your passion. You’ll discover the ways in which your growing expertise can be used to serve others by taking part in community service projects, research projects, and campus initiatives.

Noblitt Scholars must also be effective communicators and be willing to serve as full-time ambassadors of all that’s best about Rose-Hulman. By the time you graduate, you will have the skills and experience needed to become a difference-maker in our world.

All students who apply to attend Rose-Hulman are automatically considered for the Noblitt Scholars program. For full consideration, students should apply "Early Action." After admissions decisions are made, selected students are invited to apply for a place in the program.

We are looking for students who want to make a positive impact on the world and are willing to put in the effort to achieve their dreams for the entire four-year program.

Contact the Office of Admissions to learn more about the program.


We wanted to establish a program that will enable our students to make a positive impact on environmental, infrastructure, health care and other major challenges as soon as possible.

- Niles Noblitt, RHIT 1973

About the Noblitts

Named after 1973 alumnus Niles Noblitt and his wife Nancy, this program will ensure future students have even more opportunities to make a positive impact on the world. Learn more about Niles and Nancy Noblitt.


Amelia Robinson
Noblitt Scholar
Class of 2024

"I want to use my skills to be an innovator in the medical field by researching ideas and developing products that will ultimately give someone more time to live."

Noblitt Scholars Test Themselves in Wilderness

The Voyageur Outward Bound School welcomed a group of Noblitt Scholars to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) this summer. The remote Minnesota wilderness offered students a novel setting in which they prepared themselves not only for the rigor of Rose-Hulman but also for the responsibility of leadership and citizenship that will accompany their academic career as Noblitt Scholars. Watch:



Noblitt Scholars is designed to guide and support highly motivated, self-directed learners as they identify an area of interest to them, develop expertise in that area, and turn their passion and knowledge into action.

Noblitt Scholars News

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Class of ‘24 Ready to Write Next Chapter of Their Life Stories

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Sam Betts works on a Rocketry Club project.

Noblitt Scholars Program Launches Sam Betts’ Academic Horizons

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Trustees Chair Niles Noblitt to be Inducted into Indiana Academy

Christine Buckley

Meet the Faculty Director

Noblitt Scholars Faculty Director Dr. Christine Buckley is an experienced professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering. She believes strongly in promoting diversity in STEM and loves assisting tomorrow's world-changing students as they pursue their science, engineering and mathematics passions. 

FAQ/Contact Us

Learn more about the Noblitt Scholars Program.

Office of Admissions
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Phone: 800-248-7448

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