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Dean's Scholars

The Dean's Scholars, founded in 1996, is one of the School of Education's most prestigious organizations, comprised of the top students in the school. The Dean's Scholars represents the students who combine scholarship, integrity, maturity, a well-rounded personality, University-wide awareness, honor, and leadership demonstrated by their significant contributions to the academic and extracurricular life of the University in their everyday lives. Members act as ambassadors, leaders, and role models in the University.

All applicants must have a minimum of a 3.75 G.P.A. Application is by invite only. 

Mission Statement: 

As Dean’s Scholars, we commit ourselves to academic excellence and serve as undergraduate student ambassadors for the School of Education. We place high value in acting as role models and developing ourselves into well-rounded educators who honor scholarship, integrity, and service. We seek to empower the voices of all by facilitating relationships with full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and students. Through our collaboration and engagement, we are prepared to act as teacher-leaders in the field of education and beyond. 






The Dean's Scholars provides current students who meet certain criteria (including achieving high academic status) the honor of being designated a “Dean's Scholar." Dean’s Scholars serve as student leaders and mentors to other School of Education students and are required to be knowledgeable about the school and the programs offered. Dean’s Scholars effectively communicate with each other and the Dean, and attend all Dean’s Scholars events.  Members must always be on call and ready to serve any duties the Dean (Dr. Jerrold Ross) requires. Dean’s Scholars are expected to be vocal about the quality of education they are receiving at St. John’s University as well as set the example for other School of Education students and speak up when they have concerns.