Beginning in the 2018–19 academic year, the A. J. Gordon Scholars program will offer an enhanced four-year curriculum focused on “Individuals, Communities and Institutions.”
The interplay of these three elements has been a cornerstone of the longstanding program, modeled after Dr. Gordon’s contribution to and engagement with his own local communities—the church and the town, its people and its important organizations. As emerging scholars in a variety of disciplines, A. J. Gordon Scholars will explore and develop their own points of influence as they come to understand their strengths and the curiosities that drive them, and the weaving together of learning, leading and faith across their college years.
Individual A. J. Gordon Scholar Experience
With the coaching of program staff advisors, each student creates a personalized learning plan for personal and professional development and chooses from a variety of opportunities including:
Some A. J. Gordon Scholars advance their academic pursuits by creating their own Kenneth L. Pike Honors major, while others pursue music, athletics, ministry and entrepreneurial investments.
Collective A. J. Gordon Scholar Experience
Learning is extended through small group experiences with other A. J. Gordon Scholars, on- and off-campus engagement with guests and a variety of local and regional institutions and communities. Together we will:
Our goal is to aid each A. J. Gordon Scholar to prepare themselves for a lifetime of personal and professional influence in whatever places God calls them to serve.
Exceptional students will be invited to apply in the fall of 2017 for the next cohort, beginning in the fall of 2018.*
*In preparation for the launch of the new Gordon Global Honors Scholars program, a pilot program combining curricular and co-curricular elements will begin in the fall of 2017, in collaboration with the A. J. Gordon Scholars.