The Honors Scholar 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.
Read a note from the Program Director, Dr. Nathan Hedman.
Students may apply to the Honors Scholar Program at two points: with their initial application to High Point University or in the spring of their first year. Applications require additional essays, which are reviewed by the Honors Committee. Accepted students who applied before their fall enrollment will have earned, on average, a 3.5 or higher GPA (unweighted) in high school and either a SAT score above 1300 or an ACT score above 27.
Accepted students who apply in the spring of their first year will have earned, on average, a 3.3 GPA in the fall and will have secured two letters of recommendation from HPU instructors.
It is important to note that the scores and GPAs are averages, not minimums, and that the application essays (and letters of recommendation) play a deciding factor in admittance decisions.
To be considered for membership into the Honors Scholar Program as a new student, you must first submit your High Point University undergraduate admissions application.
Then, please complete the Honors Scholar application through your PantherPage. Priority is given to applications received by February 1. The final application deadline is March 1. Admission to the Honors Scholar Program is limited to 100 students.
Students who are accepted and join the Honors Scholar Program will receive a $3,000 per year scholarship, which can be added to any other scholarships awarded.
For students looking to join the program as sophomores, look here for more information.