Georgia Southern University Honors Program Application
THIS IS AN APPLICATION FOR THE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN OR INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENTS. IT IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION BUT IS INSTEAD AN APPLICATION TO AN ACADEMIC PROGRAM. SELECT APPLICANTS WILL BE INVITED TO INTERVIEW FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. IF YOU ARE ALREADY ENROLLED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, PLEASE SEE THE HONORS PROGRAM WEBSITE FOR APPLICATION DETAILS: georgiasouthern.edu/honors
The University Honors Program at Georgia Southern University provides a small college atmosphere in the context of a large comprehensive university. The program is designed to foster the development of a critical sense of inquiry, a spirit of creativity, a global perspective, and an ethic of civic responsibility. While approximately 150 new students are admitted to the program each year, only a select number will receive honors scholarships.
Admission to the University Honors Program is competitive as each year there are many more applicants than spots in the program. The most competitive applications have at least a 3.5 high school GPA and at least a 1200 on the Math and Critical Reading sections of the SAT or a 27 composite ACT score. Admission to the University Honors Program is not a reward for past performance. An applicant’s record is examined to determine whether a student will be in a good position to thrive in the opportunities provided by the program.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program are expected to take honors courses, participate in experiential learning opportunities, and, by the time of graduation, complete a faculty-mentored research-based honors thesis or capstone project. Incoming freshmen are required to live in the Honors Living Learning Community for their first year on campus (local residents can be exempt according to university policies). To learn more about the program, visit www.georgiasouthern.edu/honors.
Scholarships offered by the University Honors Program include the 1906 Scholarship which provides an award equal to the amount of tuition for up to eight semesters (not including summers). The University Honors Program Scholarship provides $1,500 ($750 per semester) for up to four years (not including summers). The 1906 Scholarship is only available for incoming freshman applicants whereas both incoming freshmen and transfer students can be considered for the University Honors Program Scholarship. Applications will be screened and select students will be invited to a scholarship interview event to compete for scholarships. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing in the program and must participate in select donor relations programs each year to receive the scholarship.
To be considered for the University Honors Program, students must 1) complete this application, including the essays below, 2) request a letter of recommendation (below), and 3) be admitted to the university. All of these aspects of the application must be completed prior to the appropriate deadline to be considered.
November 1, 2020: Incoming freshmen wishing to be considered for the 1906 Scholarship must submit the completed application items by this date.
December 1, 2020: Spring 2021 transfer students wishing to be considered for admission to the University Honors Program must submit the completed application items by this date.
February 1, 2021: Incoming freshmen wishing to be considered for the University Honors Program Scholarship and admission to the University Honors Program must submit the completed application items by this date. Fall 2021 transfer students wishing to be considered for the University Honors Program Scholarship must also submit the completed application items by this date.
May 1, 2020: Fall 2020 transfer students wishing to be considered for admission to the University Honors Program must submit the completed application items by this date.