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Honors Programs

Current students may apply after their first semester. Application details can be found on each program's website.

Departmental Honors in majors

Contact your Department chair for information.

Jerusalem & Athens Forum

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Kenneth L. Pike Honors

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The Scholars Semester in Oxford



Scholars Programs

Prospective students are invited to apply during the admissions process.

A. J. Gordon Scholars and Global Honors Scholars 

To be eligible, first-year applicants must complete the Gordon College Admissions application by December 20. Once admitted, eligible students will receive a personal invitation to apply to the Scholars programs. Evidence of academic strength, eager curiosity, and demonstrated initiative in local, national, or global communities is desired.

This application process includes:

  • Apply: Complete an honors application and essays by January 6 (This will be sent with your personal email invitation)
  • Visit: Please choose one of the following options
  • Interview: Complete an in-person honors interview on your campus visit or a virtual interview before Honors Day with program directors and staff.

Clarendon Scholars

To be eligible, first-year applicants must complete the Gordon College Admissions application by January 3. Once admitted, eligible students will receive the Clarendon Scholars application, which is due by January 23.

Students who are admitted to the College and demonstrate a heart for service through leadership in church, community, and school in urban environments, will be invited to apply for the Clarendon Scholars Program by email.

This application process includes:

  • Completion of the Clarendon Scholars application by January 23 (This will be sent with your personal email invitation)
  • Schedule a virtual interview, through admissions, with an alumnus of the program via Zoom. Interviews will be held from January 30–February 10.
  • Complete two group interviews while on campus.

Dokes Ministry Scholars

Any student who has been accepted to Gordon College is welcome to fill out the application for the Dokes Ministry Scholars program. You do not need to have deposited or finalized your college decision. Applications are due on January 23, 2023 for the first round of consideration. After that, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis. Interviews will be scheduled in February and students will be notified of a decision in early March. 


Questions? , Dokes Ministry Program Director 

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