Resources and Opportunities


Leigh Woolverton Prize for Excellence in the Visual Arts

This prize was established in memory of Leigh Woolverton ’82 by her mother, family and friends.

Sweet Briar Fine Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is given to the senior who best shows great promise as an artist and a scholar.



Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)

The Sweet Briar College Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) is devoted exclusively to the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Since the program’s inception in 1989, students from Virginia and the region have presented independent research and creative projects across all academic disciplines. Students may choose to participate in an oral session or a poster session.

For more information, please visit their website.


Honors Program

The Honors Program at Sweet Briar is dedicated to enriching the intellectual life of the entire College community. The program is designed to engage all programs and academic disciplines and to provide opportunities for motivated students that emphasize both breadth and depth of study. The program offers recognition to those students who perform academically at an honors level, but also encourages the participation of all interested students in honors courses and co-curricular activities.

The program encourages honors students to challenge themselves and their peers, and it provides experiences designed to stimulate and strengthen students’ critical thinking abilities and creative endeavors. In honors classes, through independent research projects and at co-curricular activities and events, the program provides a venue in which exceptional students can meet, share ideas and stretch their intellectual boundaries inside and outside the classroom.

Please visit the Honors Program website for more information.



Students majoring or minoring in the arts have completed internships with the following organizations:


Study Abroad

According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), four out of 10 students study abroad while attending Sweet Briar — twice as many students than at other colleges.

Students spend a summer, a semester or a full year overseas in any of a number of countries. Immersed in the culture, they study at an internationally renowned institution, perhaps live with a host family, and develop a more global perspective.

Students majoring or minoring in the arts have studied abroad at the following institutions:

Information about additional study abroad opportunities can be found here.