The Honors Program is named after the great Franciscan scholar John Duns Scotus to emphasize our commitment to continuing the Franciscan intellectual tradition. Duns Scotus is a learning community of motivated students who are challenged to excel academically. As a participant, you will be are encouraged and expected to:
- Integrate a deeper appreciation of Franciscanism into your college experience
- Develop stronger skills for graduate study or career
- Deepen awareness of the interconnectedness of knowledge
- Appreciate the variety and richness of intellectual expression
- Appreciate encounters with diverse populations and learning styles
- Sharpen your thinking and communication skills through intensive writing and speaking
- Increase your ability to do significant original research
The Duns Scotus graduate will develop a commitment to academic excellence with the goal of developing both wisdom and humility in order to serve humankind.
Benefits of the Duns Scotus Honors Program
- Receive an annual $1,000 scholarship above and beyond other academic awards
- Receive a 10 percent discount on housing, if they choose to live on-campus
- Expand their horizons through cultural experiences
- Become part of a close-knit community of scholars
- Get opportunities for study abroad
- Receive enhanced job and graduate school preparation
- Get support to do important original research and attend academic conferences
- Get an impressive education in a nurturing environment
Transfer students may apply when they gain admission if they will be junior status. Applicants must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA from their prior institutions.
- Fill out the application form for the Duns Scotus honors fellows program below:
- Write a 2-4 page essay answering a question that we will pose. If you are a transfer student, the question is on the application form.
- Submit the application, essay, and a statement of your interest in the program to your personal admission counselor.
- After your essay and admission file are reviewed, we will be in touch to arrange an on campus interview (or a phone interview if distance makes it impossible to come to campus).
For more information on the Duns Scotus honors program contact:
Your Personal Admission Counselor
Lisa Hedrick, Program Director