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Gordon Global Honors Scholars

A four-year honors program

Beginning in the 2018–19 academic year, the Gordon Global Honors Scholars program will become the College’s flagship four-year scholarship program, offering tuition support and substantive global experiences for a select group of students chosen to participate. This fully endowed scholarship is made possible by a generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous.

Consistent with the broader vision of the Global Honors Institute, the program emphasizes the role of faith in positive global engagement and the pursuit of creative, entrepreneurial solutions. Scholars pursue a variety of topics and cultural experiences, including cross-cultural outings, regional and international travel, specialized courses, retreats, seminars, workshops and elective opportunities. Over the course of four years, the program seeks to enrich students’ faith, promote intellectual maturity and strengthen leadership capabilities within the context of a tight-knit cohort and individualized assistance from faculty mentors.

Yearly Focus


FIRST YEAR:
Honor and Identity

Explore how to engage global issues with Christ-centered honor.
 

SECOND YEAR:
Calling and Vocation

Consider the meaning of calling and the role of faith in vocation.
 

THIRD YEAR:
Local and Global Engagement

Engage with other cohorts and communities on campus.
 

FOURTH YEAR:
Capstone Year

Integrate your Gordon experience and prepare for the next step.

Top students from around the U.S. and the globe whose aim is, as Oswald Chambers put it, “My utmost for his highest,” will be invited to apply in the fall of 2017 for the first 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.