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Honors Program

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Honors Program

What is the difference between a student that is a Scholar and a Fellow?

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There are 2 types of students in the honors program, Scholars and Fellows. 

Students interested in being Scholars are automatically considered for invitation into the HP based on their high school credentials submitted with the application for general admission (3.5 GPA or higher, 28+ ACT, 1250+ SAT (Math/Verbal Scores only)). Scholars do not currently receive any additional scholarship. 

Students interested in being Fellows are required to meet the following qualifications for consideration: 3.5 GPA or higher, 31+ ACT or 1360+ SAT (Math/Verbal scores only), HP application, and project.  Up to 16 Fellows are selected each year and those selected are awarded a $20,000 scholarship/year for up to 4 years so long as they meet the program renewal criteria.

How can I be considered for a Fellow’s Scholarship in the Honor’s Program?

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Fellow’s recipients are hand selected from a rigorous application process. The minimum requirements to apply for a Fellow’s Scholarship are:

        ACT 31 of SAT 1360 minimum

        3.5 GPA minimum

        Demonstrate service leadership

        Letters of Recommendation

        Completed Fellow’s application

Do Scholars in the Honors Program receive a scholarship?

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Scholars receive their personal highest merit award. There is not additional funding for being a Scholar in the Honor’s Program.

What are the requirements for students in the Honor’s Program?

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Students in the Honor’s Program will take 24 credits of honors courses.  Many of these courses are general education courses. These courses are not in addition to their requirements for graduation; rather they are taking the Honor’s section of that particular class.

Is an application required to be considered as a scholar?

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No, students are automatically considered to be a Scholar based on the merits seen on their transcript and test score(s).

Is an interview required as a part of the application process to be a Fellow?

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No, a student is not required to interview.  Students on campus participating in the Whole Person Scholarship Events can be scheduled for a time to interview with an Honor’s Program professor to learn more about the program and the program can learn more about the applicant.

If I applied and was not selected as a Fellow, can I still be a part of the Honor’s Program?

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Yes, students who have applied as Fellows but not selected are invited to be a Scholar in the Honor’s Program.

How are Honors Program classes different than regular classes?

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The Honors Program utilizes a Socratic teaching style, combines different disciplines, and encourages student inspired discussion in class.

 

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