Engaging Personal and Professional Development for Emerging Scholars and Leaders
The A. J. Gordon Scholars program has been cultivating the individual curiosity and initiative of earnest, globally-minded undergraduate Christian scholars since 1983. Character and influence are formed through growing understanding and faithful practice, and so the formation of intellect and character for AJs includes common learning refined through an individualized four-year program plan..
What does it involve?
You will share experiences with a close cohort of fellow Scholars, and with faculty and campus guests, and seminars, retreats and events complement each Scholar’s personal and professional development plans for scholarship, leadership, mentoring, and building relevant experience in their area of focus.
The first year of the program focuses on unpacking our five foundations of strengths, curiosity, learning, leading and faith, and we craft individual personal and professional development plans with these themes at the forefront.
Other major focuses of the program include strong mentoring relationships and a commitment toward bettering our communities now and in the future. The unique benefit of the A. J. Gordon Scholars Program is an intentional, personalized approach to exploring each student’s passions and callings, and then developing a path forward through college and into the future with those God-given passions in mind
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"The A. J. Scholars program gave me a platform not only to discuss how to better synthesize faith, curiosity, and academic pursuit with like-minded individuals but also to explore how my curiosities can be used to serve others well. This opportunity to connect what I was curious about to my academic ventures and consequently my faith has made me a more holistic person, striving towards synthesizing interests and service while empowering others to do the same."