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Apply to Honors

To apply to the Honors Program, please send an application essay and résumé as email attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format to the Honors Office Administrator, Ms. Tammy Crist, at tcrist@shepherd.edu. Please include the subject line of “Honors Application” for your email message and include in the body of your message a brief statement that you wish to apply for the Honors Program and have attached the required materials.

Your essay should tell about an event from your own life experience that helped to define who you are. This event could be an academic achievement, a sports event, or a personal challenge or success – choose a story that will help us get to know you better as a person and as a potential Honors student. Your essay should be approximately 300-400 words; should address Dr. Mark Cantrell, Director of the Honors Program; and should be sure to include your name at its end. Your résumé should follow standard résumé formatting and detail your academic and extracurricular experience, including pertinent information such as high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications to the Honors Program are due by February 15, 2017. We will still accept applications after this date, but those submitted after February 15 will be considered if there is space available and may not necessarily receive priority consideration for Honors scholarships.

Honors students are also eligible to be considered for a limited number of scholarships available only to them. At the end of your application essay, please indicate in a brief statement if you wish to be considered for Honors scholarships. Decisions about Honors scholarship awards will be based on students’ transcripts and Honors application materials, and are typically made after the interview process is complete in late March or early April.