New Honors Program Begins At Northwest University
Core to NU’s mission is a resolute commitment to academic excellence. It is our goal to raise up exceptional scholars who approach the world with a relentless curiosity and who glorify God by expressing their discipline and intellect to the highest degree possible. It is out of this same mission our new honors program was born.
Beginning in the fall of 2018, the honors program will provide even more support for the development of students specifically gifted in the academic arena. The honors program will empower these students as scholars, servants, and citizens, holding them to exceptionally high standards, both within the classroom and the community.
Students accepted into the honors program will have opportunities as:
Scholars: To achieve academic excellence through participation in research, production of an honors thesis, and publication in Harvest, NU’s journal of original student research.
Servants: To embody spiritual vitality through student leadership, participation in service projects on campus, and local missions projects coordinated with Campus Ministries.
Citizens: To engage with human need through multicultural life events, global and local missions trips, and a culminating study trip to Washington, D.C.
According to the program’s director, Dr. Joshua Meeks, the new honors program does have GPA and test score requirements for admission, but an even more crucial factor is a student’s entire intellectual orientation: “We are seeking students for this program with a voracious appetite for learning—an innate curiosity that crosses disciplinary boundaries and finds signposts in all academic fields that point toward God’s goodness, beauty, and truth.”