What is the Scholars of Excellence Scholarship?
The University Honors Program provides all Honors students the option to apply for creating and publishing an undergraduate thesis. As part of this continued path towards excellence in undergraduate research, the Honors Program will sponsor students who wish to begin this undergraduate thesis track early in the program and during transition from high school into the university. All incoming Honors Freshmen may apply for the opportunity. Five (5) freshmen will be awarded a $4,000 Freshman Scholarship that will follow the student through their journey at the university each year. Students will be reimbursed each Fall, and the student will receive $1,000 per year.
When is it Available?
Students who are awarded will receive their scholarship in Fall of 2018.
Deadline for application and essay is July 31, 2018, 11:59 PM CST.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Julia C. Frederick, Honors Program Director
Cumulative High School GPA of 3.5
Composite ACT score of 30; Composite SAT score of 1400
Completed Application and Essay (application provided below)
MUST HAVE APPLIED AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO THE UNIVERSITY THROUGH ADMISSIONS
Must be a member of the University Honors Program
Maintain a Cumulative University GPA of 3.5 each year
Follow the other guidelines of being a Baccalaureate Student: Baccalaureate Guidelines Available Here
MUST MAINTAIN MEMBERSHIP IN UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
Application for Scholars of Excellence Scholarship
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- Charles Vest,
President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1990-2004
“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
― Richard Feynman, Physicist