Global Citizen Scholars
For students who see themselves as doers, academic risk takers, and innovators.
If you were looking for the University Honors Scholars Program, we are excited to welcome you to the NEW Global Citizen Scholars program which takes its place starting Fall 2021. The curriculum, qualifications, application, and scholarship amount have all changed. If you have questions after exploring our updated website, please contact us.
A Global Citizen is “someone who is aware of and understands the wider world—as well as their place within it—and who engages meaningfully and positively with diverse people, places, events, opportunities, and challenges.”
The Honors Global Citizen Scholars Program (GCS)—formerly the University Honors Scholars
Program—invites 25 students each fall to join a cohort who will utilize the liberal
arts and humanities to confront the most critical challenges of our globalized age. The
program prepares students for personal and professional lives that make positive impacts
both in their communities and in our rapidly changing global society. The 23-credit
curriculum focuses on developing in students the three primary qualities that define
a Global Citizen:
· global awareness (understanding the most important challenges facing all humans),
· global responsibility (exploring one’s ethical role in the world), and
· global participation (enacting changes that make a positive difference in the world).
Global Citizen Scholars are required to live on campus their first and second years as part of the Honors Living and Learning Community.
A cohort program offering a supportive community of scholars\ l
An exciting curriculum emphasizing experiential learning activities including education abroad, internships, research, and community engagement
A built-in study abroad course as part of the required curriculum
Significant Scholarship support, including funding for the required study abroad
Advising and mentoring by Honors College faculty and staff
An Honors Living and Learning Community to enhance students’ co-curricular experiences
Opportunities for curricular and co-curricular experiences and mentoring that will encourage critical inquiry, build leadership ability and experience, prepare students to apply for nationally competitive scholarships, assist with capstone projects, and support their future pursuits.
For Fall 2021, we are extending our application deadline to January 15th, 2021.