The Honors Scholars Program invites applications from students who wish to explore the wide array of intellectual traditions and research methods that define a liberal arts education. Honors Scholars have access to a broad slate of multidisciplinary courses and multicultural co-curricular activities. They are among the first students to register for courses each semester, ensuring schedules that facilitate their studies and interests. In addition, they receive priority housing in Finch Hall, located on the Kester International Promenade, in the heart of campus.
Admission into the Honors Scholars Program
How to Apply
To be considered for membership into the Honors Scholars Program, you must first submit your High Point University undergraduate admissions application.
If you would like to be considered for HPU’s Honors Scholars Program, please complete your application through Slideroom by March 1.
The Honors Core Curriculum consists of 39 credits amassed through twelve courses and over seven semesters. It includes EXP 1101 President’s Seminar and a modern language course. All courses engage students in project-based learning and entail direct writing instruction. This Honors Core Curriculum is in place of the General Education Requirements.
The Foundations Courses introduce five areas of the liberal arts: humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, and arts. Seminars explore interdisciplinary topics and give students the opportunity to lead 40% – 60% of class activities. The Qualifying Signature Project is the defining piece of the curriculum; students work in multidisciplinary teams to plan, propose, and complete a project related to a public issue or problem. The capstone course Life, Work, and the Liberal Arts assists students with connecting their liberal arts education to their personal and professional goals. [Download the course descriptions here.]
Students are required to take each course listed below. AP/IB/Cambridge credits do not replace these requirements, though they can count toward prerequisites and graduation, depending on departmental policies. Substitutions are available to students who join the Honors Scholars Program at the start of their sophomore year.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|HNR 1100 - Humanistic Inquiry (Fall)||HNR 2400 - Scientific Reasoning||HNR 3700 - Methods, Proposal, and Planning (Fall)||HNR 4900 - Life, Work, and the Liberal Arts (Fall)|
|HNR 1200 - Social Scientific Inquiry (Spring)||HNR 2500 - Aesthetic Inquiry||HNR 3800 - Qualifying Signature Project (Spring)||HNR 3600 - Scholar Seminar|
|HNR 1300 - Quantitative Reasoning||HNR 3600 - Scholar Seminar|
|EXP 1101 - President's Seminar (Fall)|
*Modern Language course is not included in the above plan, as it could be taken at any time throughout the four years.
For currently enrolled students, applications for the Honors Scholar Program will be accepted between March 13 – 24, 2017. To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following requirements:
Program benefits include priority registration, dedicated honors sections of courses, a residentially based co-curriculum, and access to on- and off-campus activities.
To apply to the program, we ask that you complete the two essays prompted below. Each essay should be at least 500 words. Send the essays (.pdf format) and the names of two faculty who can speak to your academic performance to Dr. William Carpenter, Director of the Honors Scholars Program (email@example.com).
So a moral position is not a message. A moral position is a passionate caring inside you. We are all in danger now and have a new everything to face, and there is no point gathering an audience and demanding its attention unless you have something to say that is important and constructive. . . . The issue now is how to take care of one another.
What is Lamott’s point here? What does it mean for a college student?