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The Johnson Scholars Program

Johnson Community

SCU provides Johnson Scholars with the unique opportunity to develop as leaders, achieve academic excellence and build a rich sense of community.

A genuinely interdisciplinary community, the Johnson Scholars are involved throughout the areas of academics and student life at Santa Clara. From lab research, sport teams to study abroad, Johnson Scholars are leaders both in the classroom, throughout the Santa Clara community, and beyond. 


  • First Summer as a College Student?!

    Advice for first years from Johnson Scholars who have been there.

    New campus, new schedules, new opportunities! The first year of college is marked by lots of changes, figuring out what to get involved in and seeking new experiences. A big question we are hearing a lot right now is- what should I do with my first summer in college? Apply for an internship? Spend time at home? Get a job? So we asked for help and bits of advice from Johnson Scholars who have already been there, done that.